Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 5th December 2018

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1.      A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, itame-mokume hada, some tate-wari on both sides in the monouichi area, choji-midare hamon with shinogi in some areas and with tobi-yaki, sunagashi and kinsuji throughout, boshi with sunagaeshi, hakikake and a short kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and sujikai-yasuri and signed Soshu Ju Akihiro on the omote and Oan 7 (1374) on the ura
Nagasa: 65.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm

The style of dating is an idiosyncrasy of Akihiro, omitting the characters for both year and month.

This sword is accompanied by a detailed appraisal from the Token Society of Great Britain. £1000-1300
2.      A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and koshi-zori, mokume hada with some itame-gokoro, gunome-midare hamon in nioi becoming straighter in the monouichi area and missing in the kissaki (extensive flaw, nioi gire) and nakago with two mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and signed (worn, possibly Osafune); with tachi koshirae comprising saya partly of leather pressed with a design of a dragon and partly with lacquer design of black and gold (worn), shakudo fittings with small highlights in gold, round iron tsuba mumei decorated with floral designs in brass, seppa (signed), and tsuka of black leather ito over black samé
Nagasa: 70.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £1200-1800
3.      LOT WITHDRAWN

4.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, wide mihaba and o-kissaki, wide suguha hamon in nie-deki with slight midare and sunagaeshi, tight ko-mokume hada, ichimai boshi and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, kengyo-jiri, yoko-yasurime and signed Sashu Ju Masayoshi on the omote and dated Anei Roku (1777) on the ura, with shira-saya; together with koshirae comprising aogai saya with black lacquered kurikata and koiguchi, oval iron tsuba depicting gilt plants engraved in low relief, shakudo-nanako fuchi-kashira with floral design in gold and copper, menuki formed as cranes in gold and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 70.7 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm £4000-6000
5.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori and chu-kissaki, mokume hada with itame, notare-midare hamon with some gunome, ashi and some sunagaeshi, ko-maru boshi with kaeri fukashi and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, machi-okuri, yoko-yasurime and signed Bungo ? Ju Fujiwara X Yuki (character X obscured by rust and illegible); with shira-saya
Nagasa: 68.7 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £2000-3000
6.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume hada (almost muji-hada), gunome-choji hamon with nioi-deki and some ko-nie, boshi with a long kaeri and nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and yoko-yasurime; with brown nashiji lacquered saya, ashi and knotted sageo, brass mokko-gata tsuba with nanako seppa-dai and tsuka of brown ito over patterned brocade, all metal mounts of brass and including Kiri mon in relief
Nagasa: 68.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm £2000-3000
7.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade hon-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and o-kissaki, engraved with a futatsu-hi on each face, ko-mokume hada (almost muji-hada), wide notare-midare hamon in nie-deki with some gunome and ashi, wide boshi with a short kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri, kesho-yasuri and signed Ozu Yamataka Motomo Ni, Noshu Okachiyama Sanroku Ju Matsui Jichiro Fujiwara Nagasada and Michishita Tsuyu (in hiragana) on the omote, dated Keio Ni Nen Go Gatsu Okite and Bushu Edo Tsukuru Kore and with mark for cutting test Ryu Guruma Saidan; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 69.1 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.4 cm

This sword is accompanied by a Kanteisho certificate No. 29008 dated Heisei 11th year which confirms the mei, provides a date Edo jidai 1866 and gives the nagasa. £3500-4500
8.      A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, o-mokume hada, gunome hamon with wide nioi-guchi in nioi and many sunagaeshi throughout and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Bishu Ju Osafune Sukesada (thought to date from Muromachi period); with shira-saya
Nagasa: 68.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £1000-1500
9.      LOT WITHDRAWN

10.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume-itame hada becoming more itame towards the monouichi, notare-midare hamon in nie with sunagaeshi, kaen-boshi and ubu nakago mumei (some machi-okuri) with kiri-jiri and yoko-yasuri
Nagasa: 67.9 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm

This sword is accompanied by a certificate which states that the sword was determined to be from the Keio period (1865-1868) and in the tradition of Shinkei Tanemitsu at the NTHK UK shinsa in 2003. £600-800
11.     A JAPANESE SWORD (MINO KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune, and o-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada becoming masame, narrow gunome hamon in nie becoming togari and san-bon tsuji with some sunagaeshi and many ashi, narrow boshi with a short kaeri and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana and signed Kanemoto on the omote; with shira-saya including Sato Kanzen saya-gaki
Nagasa: 67.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.3 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho green paper certificate No. 52251 dated Showa 35. £1500-2500
12.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade hon-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, engraved with a bo-hi on each face, narrow notare-midare hamon in ko-nie and nioi with occasional tobiyaki, wide midare-komi boshi with kaeri and suriage nakago with four mekugi-ana, yoko-yasurime and mei of Katsuie on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 63.4 cm; Moto-haba: 2.5 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 3008131 which attributes the smith Katsuiye to Kaga province and is dated Heisei 27th year. £1500-2000
13.     A JAPANESE SWORD (CHISA KATANA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, shallow tori-zori and chu-kissaki, mokume hada with some itame and ji-nie, notare-midare hamon in nie with sunagaeshi, midare boshi with kaeri and hakikake, gold habaki, and suriage nakago with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and signed X Hiro on the omote; with black lacquered saya, iron Echizen Kinai tsuba depicting a dragon and with traces of signature, shakudo-nanako fuchi kashira depicting sea creatures in gold highlights and foliage, gilt menuki formed as a floral design and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 58.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm £2000-3000
14.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade hon-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, engraved with a bo-hi ni tsure-hi on each face, tight itame-hada (almost muji-hada), notare-midare hamon in ko-nie, ko-maru boshi and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and signed Mutsu (no) Kami Kaneyasu on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 59.1; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 3009225 dated July, Heisei 27. £1200-1500
15.     A JAPANESE SWORD (CHISA KATANA), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume hada with ji-nie, deep notare-midare hamon in nie, ko-maru boshi with kaeri, ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri and kesho yasuri and heavily rusted mei possibly Ichi Hisaro;; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 53.3 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm

This blade is possibly Hizen Yukihiro work. £1200-1800
16.     A JAPANESE SWORD MOUNT (CHISA KATANA KOSHIRAE), LATE EDO PERIOD
comprising black ishime lacquered saya, kojiri, koi-guchi and kurikata of polished black lacquer, multi-lobed iron sukashi tsuba mumei, fuchi depicting a sakura in gold on shakudo branches and a nanako ground, makikake-no-kashira, menuki formed as a sakura in silver and gold and tsuka of black ito over white samé £800-1200
17.     A JAPANESE SWORD (CHISA KATANA), POSSIBLY LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune, and chu-kissaki, itame hada, notare-midare hamon in nioi and ko-nie with some tobi-yaki, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri, and kiri-yasuri; with black lacquered saya, iron mokko-gata tsuba mumei, shakudo nanako kozuka (rubbed), shakudo fuchi of floral design, menuki formed as a deity with koi and tsuka of gold-coloured ito over white samé
Nagasa: 55.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £800-1200
18.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EARLY SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada almost masame in places, ko-gunome hamon in nioi-deki with a straight yakidashi near the nakago, boshi with some hakikake and nakago with single mekugi-ana (slightly corroded); with shira-saya
Nagasa: 64.8 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £700-1000
19.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame hada with a wide midare utsuri throughout, ko-gunome hamon in nioi with occasional togari and many gunome-ashi, wide ko-maru boshi with a short kaeri and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, kiri-jiri, significant machi-okuri and signed Seshu Ju Fujiwara Sukehiro (partially damaged by reshaping of nakago) on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 71.7 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 146857 dated Heisei 13. £1500-2000
20.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), PROBABLY SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, togari-ba hamon in ko-nie appearing mostly as sanbon-tsugi, ko-maru boshi (indistinct in places) and nakago mumei with three mekugi-ana, kengyo jiri and suji-chigai yasurime; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 63.8 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £600-800
21.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, wide mihaba and o-kissaki, mokume hada with ji-nie, wide notare-midare hamon in dense nie with occasional togari, wide ko-maru boshi and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana and signed Soshu Ju Tsunahiro on the omote; with shira-saya including saya-gaki
Kasane: 47.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.8 cm £1200-1500
22.     A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shobu-zukuri, iori-mune, almost mu-zori, engraved with a koshi-hi on each face, ko-itame hada with some mokume and jinie, ko-gunome hamon in nioi-deki with some choji and ashi, komaru boshi with a sharp kaeri and machi-okuri nakago with three mekugi-ana (two filled), kuri-jiri, yoko-yasuri and signed Bishu Osafune Iesuke on the omote and dated Oei Nijuichi Nen Jugatsu Hi (October 1414) on the ura; with black lacquered saya, oval tsuba signed Suiko Sami Tsuneyuki and depicting peonies and butterflies inlaid with gold, silver and copper, sentoku kozuka (lacking blade) signed Motosanesaku with kao and depicting foliage in gold, shibuichi fuchi-kashira decorated with a design of peonies in gold highlights and fuchi signed Suikosai Hirano Tsuneyuki / Kaei 2 Mi Tori 2 Gatsu Tsukuru Kore, menuki formed as resting dragons and tsuka of blue ito over white samé
Nagasa: 34.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm

The blade is accompanied by a Tokubetsu Hozon certificate No. 145736 dated Heisei 12th year. The koshirae is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 439903 dated Heisei 12th year. £5000-7000
23.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade hon-zukuri and ko-kissaki, engraved with a bo-hi, itame-gokoro hada with some mokume and a small bo-utsuri, choji-midare hamon with many ashi, midare-komi boshi with kaeri and nakago with two mekugi-ana, engraved with a kaki-toshi and signed with mei of Morimitsu (partially obscured by lower mekugi-ana), with shira-saya including extensive saya-gaki by Tanobe sensei; together with koshirae comprising black lacquered kizami saya, shakudo maru-bori tsuba decorated with Aoi-mon in gold, kozuka, kogai and kurikata decorated ensuite, shakudo fuchi depicting Mount Fuji and gilt trees and kashira decorated with a crane in gold
Nagasa: 51.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.6 cm; Saki-haba: 1.6 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 1004258 dated Heisei 27th year. £4000-6000
24.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri and iori-mune, engraved with a futatsu-hi on each face, notare-midare hamon in ko-nie and nioi becoming gunome in places, kaeri-fukashi boshi and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and signed Bishu Mihara Ju Masatsugu on the omote and dated indistinctly Eisho san-nen hachi gatsu nichi on the ura; with red lacquered saya depicting insects carved in low relief, oval shibuichi tsuba depicting waterfowl and trees on the omote and with traces of a signature on the ura, kozuka mumei, menuki formed as a skull on one face and a mythical creature on the other and tsuka of brown ito over white samé
Nagasa: 26.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.4 cm

This sword is accompanied by a Tokubetsu Kicho certificate No. 231389 dated Showa 47th year. £1500-2000
25.     A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, midare-notare hamon visible in parts (scuffed, scratched) and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, suji-chigai yasuri, kata-yamagata jiri and signed with a Kiku near the ha-machi and Iga (no) Kami Rai Kinimichi on the omote and Nihon' Kaji Sosho on the ura; with ishime black lacquered saya, maru-bori iron tsuba depicting foliage highlighted in gold, iron fuchi-kashira decorated with breaking waves in low relief, iron menuki formed as oxen and tsuka of black ito over black samé
Nagasa: 40.3 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £1200-1800
26.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EARLY EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and funbari, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada, notare-midare hamon in nioi-deki with some gunome and gunome-ashi, suguha boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, katte-sagari yasurime, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Bishu Osafune Ju Tadamitsu on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 46.1 cm £1000-1200
27.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori and iori-mune, suguha hamon ending in yakidashi (details of hamon and jihada scuffed overall) and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, kata-yamagata engraved with a kiku and mei of Bitchu (no) Kami Ban Yasuhiro on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 50.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £800-1200
28.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shobu-zukuri, shallow iori-mune, shallow gunome-midare hamon in nioi-deki, ko-mokume hada, yakizume boshi, some kizu on ura and ubu nakago mumei with a single mekugi-ana, suji-chigai and ha-agari jiri; with Handachi koshirae comprising black nashiji lacquered saya, oval tsuba signed Kunehiro, fuchi kashira depicting floral design in low relief, shakudo kozuka of Karakusa design and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 37.3 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm £1200-1500
29.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada, gunome-midare hamon predominantly in nie-deki with abundant sunagaeshi throughout, wide midare-komi boshi with hakikake and kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, suji-chigai yasurime, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Kanehiro on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 43.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm £700-800
30.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume-hada, notare-midare hamon, ko-midare boshi with hakikake and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, machi-okuri signed Yasutsugu with an Aoi-mon; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 50.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £300-400
31.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shobu-zukuri and almost mu-zori, ko-mokume hada (almost mu-jihada), gunome-midare hamon in nioi-deki, deep boshi with long kaeri, and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri, yoko-yasurime and signed Bizen no Kuni Junin Oite Yokoyama Kaga no Suke Sukenaga on the omote and dated Kunen Shogatsu Monjin Nagatsugu (new year 1838) on the ura; with dark red lacquered saya, black horn fuchi-kashira, silver 'screw' type menuki formed as kiku and tsuka of polished white samé
Nagasa: 20.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.3 cm £1200-1800
32.     A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade hon-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, engraved with a bo-hi on each face, tight ko-mokume hada with a wide midare-utsuri, narrow suguha-hamon in nioi, suguha boshi with a short kaeri and o-suriage nakago mumei with four mekugi-ana and kiri-jiri; with polished samé saya, round iron tsuba mumei depicting a shakudo figure dressed in gold robes looking into a waterfall, menuki depicting figures dressed in shakudo robes and gilt headware and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 70.1 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £4000-5000
33.     A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, engraved with a horimono of a dragon wrapped on a su-ken with a vraja hilt on the omote and with a bonji above Hotei on the ura, ko-gunome hamon (indistinct in places) with ashi based on suguha and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana and signed Soshu Ju Hiromasa on the omote; with tachi koshirae comprising red lacquered saya divided into sections by black lacquer, a single hanger, all mounts (ko-jiri, koi-guchi, tsuba and one menuki) of iron with gilt floral designs and mumei
Nagasa: 60.5 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £3500-4500
34.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), POSSIBLY KOTO PERIOD
the blade shallow tori-zori, wide mi-haba and extended chu-kissaki, tight mokume-hada with bo-utsuri, ko-gunome hamon in nioi with many ashi, pointed midare boshi with small kaeri and ubu nakago mumei with a single mekugi-ana, yoko-yasuri and ha-agari kuri-jiri; with black ishime lacquered saya with mon, silvered ko-jiri, kurikata decorated with soft metals, round iron tsuba decorated with circular mon in gold and shakudo, shakudo fuchi-kashira depicting shells and gold spray over turbulent seas, and menuki formed as bows and arrows in shakudo and gold highlights
Nagasa: 60.5 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm £3000-4000
35.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-choji gunome hamon with sunagaeshi and ashi, itame-hada with a wide utsuri (slightly faded), midare-komi ko-maru boshi with kaeri and o-suriage nakago kuri-jiri and kin-zogan mei Kanemitsu; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 68.8 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK white paper No. 354443 dated Showa 53rd year (1978) confirming the Kinzogan mei. £4000-5000
36.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune and o-kissaki, tight ko-mokume hada, gunome hamon with some togari and in ko-nie, wide o-maru boshi with a short kaeri and ubu nakago with a single mekugi-ana and signed tachi-mei Masakiyo Saku; with brown nashiji lacquered saya with a number of black bands, metal mounts (tsuba, fuchi-kashira and menuki) mumei and decorated in Mino-Goto style with prolific floral designs on a shakudo-nanako base
Nagasa: 72.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm £3500-5000
37.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), MEIJI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, wide mi-haba and o-kissaki, gunome hamon becoming choji in places separated by sections of suguha with sunagaeshi and inazuma, wide ko-midare boshi with kaeri, kizu on the ura approaching the monouichi area and ubu nakago with a single mekugi-ana, kesho-yasuri and signed Banhi Han (Harima Clan) Horokoshi Tetsugu Minamoto Yoshi Yuki Saku on the omote and dated Meiji Ninen Go Gatsu (1869) on the ura; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 71.4 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK white paper No. 35442 dated Showa 53rd year (8th July 1978). £2500-3500
38.     A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE EDO PERIOD
the blade koshi-zori and ko-kissaki in slender tachi-style, ko-choji gunome hamon in nioi with many ko-ashi throughout, notare boshi with a short kaeri and ubu nakago with a single mekugi-ana, steep ha-agari kuri-jiri and engraved with a kiku with ichi on the upper part of the omote and signed Kawachi (no) Kami Sukesada below; with black lacquered saya (minor losses), round iron tsuba in Namban-style, fuchi-kashira depicting pastoral scenes in shakudo with gold highlights, menuki formed as floral designs in soft metals and tsuka of green ito over white samé
Nagasa: 70.4 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £2500-3500
39.     A RARE SIAMESE NIELLO AND SILVER-GILT MOUNTED SWORD IN THE JAPANESE TASTE, 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved blade double-edged towards the point and formed with two fullers of differing length, fitted with a habaki (blade collar) at its base, round brass sword guard formed in imitation of a Japanese tsuba and engraved with floral motifs, silver hilt decorated with gilt niello work of lai dok phuttan pattern and silver scabbard decorated en suite and formed with mounts in imitation of a Japanese kurikata and kashezuno (some scuffing, minor dents)
65.2 cm; 25 3/4 in blade

Swords made in the Japanese style were popular in Siam (Thailand) during the 17th-19th centuries and often served as diplomatic gifts. A similarly decorated sword presented to President James Buchanan by King Mongkut of Siam in 1861 as part of an exchange of gifts between the two leaders is preserved in the National Archives and Records Administration, Maryland, USA, Ident. No. 5923141. £500-700
40.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, engraved with an elaborate horimono of a dragon chasing the tama on the omote and a su-ken with bonji on the ura, notare-midare hamon becoming ko-gunome in places with ashi and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana (one filled), ha-agari jiri and signed Awataguichi Omi (no) Kami Tadatsuna on the omote and Genji Ku Nen Hachi Gatsu Nichi Hori Do Saku on the ura; with black lacquered saya decorated with five Kabuki masks in coloured lacquer, round shakudo tsuba depicting a Genpei War scene enriched in gold and copper, habaki depicting a gold dragon in the round, fuchi kashira depicting sages in a bamboo grove in soft metals on a shakudo-nanako ground and menuki formed as a sage in relief
Nagasa: 51.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm £4500-5500
41.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri, ko-mokume hada, gunome-midare hamon in nie with a yakidashi at the lower end, o-maru boshi with a long kaeri becoming mune-yaki and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana (merged), ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Munesada on the omote (possibly of the Koyama Munetsugu school); with gold lacquered saya depicting a dragon in takie on each side and all metal mounts (including pierced ko-jiri, kurikata, fuchi-kashira, kozuka and kogai) depicting turbulent seas in a silver alloy (probably Bakematsu period)
Nagasa: 38.1 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £3500-4500
42.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shobu-zukuri sugata and narrow iori-mune widening at the kissaki, engraved with a horimono of Fudo-kaen standing with a yari on a rocky hill on the omote and a dragon on the ura (both slightly rubbed), wide suguha hamon (faint) and nakago mumei with a single mekugi-ana and ha-agari kuri-jiri; with red lacquered saya, black lacquered ko-jiri, round iron tsuba depicting three sages confronting a mythical creature in copper and gold highlights and signed Soheishi Nyudo Munehiro Saku, kogai depicting a dragon in gold on a shakudo-nanako ground, ko-gatana (associated) depicting turbulent seas and floral designs in gold, menuki formed as dragons wrapped around a su-ken with a vraja hilt and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 36.9 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £2500-3000
43.     A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), LATE EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, gunome-midare hamon in nioi-deki and with some gunome ashi, wide boshi with a short kaeri and hakikake and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Izumi (no) Kami Kanesada on the omote; with red lacquered saya decorated with highlights in shakudo, gold and copper, shakudo-nanako tsuba mumei decorated at its edge with gold Kiri-mon, kozuka depicting a Buddhist figure in gold, shakudo kogai decorated with two arrow feathers in gold, shakudo-nanako fuchi-kashira decorated with numerous gold Kiri-mon, menuki formed as tigers and tsuka of black ito over white samé (part of habaki missing)
Nagasa: 44.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £2500-3500
44.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO), BAKAMATSU PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri (rubbed) and nakago unavailable for inspection; with lacquered saya decorated with gold kikusui floating on a nashiji stream, all metal mounts decorated with birds on branches in relief on a base of silver alloy
Nagasa: 19.3 cm; Moto-haba: 1.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm £1500-1800
45.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO), KOTO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri, mu-zori and iori-mune, engraved with a su-ken with vraja hilt on the omote and a koshi-hi on the ura, narrow suguha hamon in nie-deki, faint ko-maru boshi with hakikake and ubu nakago of typical Soshu blade shape and engraved with a faint mei on the omote (illegible); with black lacquered saya, all metal mounts deeply cut with floral designs in shakudo and menuki formed as load-bearing oxen (kozuka missing)
Nagasa: 25.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £800-1000
46.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri and mu-zori, gunome-midare hamon in ko-nie and nioi with ashi, boshi with kaeri and nakago unavailable for inspection; with shira-saya decorated with insects in mother-of-pearl
Nagasa: 25.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm £500-750
47.     A JAPANESE SWORD MOUNT (KOSHIRAE), MEIJI PERIOD
koshirae for a katana comprising black nashiji lacquered saya, iron ko-jiri and koi-guchi, oval iron tsuba mumei depicting a tiger in a bamboo forest, iron fuchi kashira, and menuki formed as dragons in copper; with broken wooden tsunagi
Overall: 111.0 cm long £250-500
48.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri, mu-zori and iori-mune, mokume hada with a faint midare-utsuri, suguha hamon with slight midare towards the kissaki and in nioi-deki, full boshi with kaeri and nakago with three mekugi-ana (one filled) and signed Bishu Osafune Kiyomitsu on the omote and dated Eiroku X Nen Ni Gatsu Nichi (Eiroku 1558-1569) on the ura; with green nashiji lacquered saya, dogane of shibuichi depicting dragons in turbulent seas, other mounts (koi-guchi, tsoritsuna and kojiri) decorated ensuite and silver kozuka depicting a tiger
Nagasa: 25.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.2 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm £2500-3500
49.     ˜A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO), MEIJI PERIOD
the blade hira-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and chu-kissaki, gunome-midare hamon, ko-maru boshi and nakago unavailable for inspection; with light wooden saya decorated with foliage and butterflies in mother-of-pearl and ivory, dark wood mokko-gata tsuba, ivory fuchi depicting an insect among foliage and menuki formed as a lizard on the omote and a frog on the ura
Nagasa: 29.3 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm £750-1200
50.     A JAPANESE DAGGER (TANTO)
the blade shinogi-zukuri, chu-kissaki and of slender construction, notare hamon with some gunome in places and in nie-deki and nakago with a single mekugi-ana, machi-okuri and partly signed Hizen Kuni...; with extensively carved wooden saya depicting dragons in turbulent seas, bone kozuka, menuki formed as leaves and tsuka of imitation samé
Nagasa: 31.5 cm; Moto-haba: 1.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.2 cm £500-1000
51.     ˜A JAPANESE IVORY SWORD (TACHI), MEIJI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, strong koshi-zori, iori-mune and o-kissaki (poor condition and severe rubbing preventing further appraisal) and nakago unavailable for inspection; with ivory saya carved with detailed figures in domestic scenes
Nagasa: 65.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm

This sword was likely made for export during the Meiji period and may have been carved by an Inro artist. £500-750
52.     A SOUTH EAST ASIAN STAFF, 20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BURMA
of tapering hardwood with conical iron shoe, and silver head with long collar and fitted with a gold-coloured central rondel
128.3 cm; 50 1/2 in overall
£50-80
53.     A CHINESE GLAIVE, QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with large knife-shaped iron head, the base enclosed by an engraved brass gaping dragon's head, copper socket, and long wooden haft
88.5 cm; 34 7/8 in head




£150-200
54.     **A JAPANESE IRON FACE DEFENSE (MEMPO), EDO PERIOD
of russet iron with a detachable nose, brittle hair moustache, lacquered gold teeth, red lacquered interior and top lip, asa-nagashi-no-ana (hole under the chin) and yodarekake of four lacquered plates laced with green kebiki odoshi (minor damage)
£500-1000
55.     A RARE HIMALAYAN QUIVER, TIBET, 18TH CENTURY
of traditional form, with leather-covered wooden body previously fitted with a central boss at the front, studded at its base with iron nails over copper washers, and complete with its leather belt for suspension
57.0 cm; 22 1/2 in £400-600
56.     THREE ELEMENTS OF TIBETAN EQUESTRIAN HARNESS, 18TH CENTURY
each of leather faced with numerous rectangular panels of silver-plated iron, incorporating low domed bosses and foliate pendants
the longest: 140.5 cm; 55 1/4 in
(3) £250-350
57.     A FINE COORG GOLD-HILTED KNIFE (AYDA KATTI), THE POMMEL WITH AN INSCRIPTION FOR LING RAJENDER WADEER, RAJA OF COORG, DATED FOR 1808/10
with broad hatchet-shaped blade formed with a sharp curved inner edge, struck on one face with a gold-lined mark, the letters 'oC', knurled back-edged at the top, the forte widening and filed with a stepped moulding along the back-edge, recessed ricasso with elaborate stepped and bead-filed mouldings, hilt of characteristic form encased in sheet gold, the lower portion faceted at the base, thick pear-shaped pommel engraved with the inscription 'Lingra Jender Wadeer' within a circular linear frame enclosing the Raja's cypher and the date, the grip bound with plaited gold wire retained by four slender vertical gold fillets, with an early, probably original, black silk tassel
37.0 cm; 14 1/2 in blade

Provenance
The descendant family of Sir William Macnaghten


Ling Rajender Wadeer, Raja Of Coorg was known for his warmth towards the English as the following account of 1815 shows: '………on my return from the Travancore country, I passed through the territories of the Raja of Coorg from whom I met with a very hospital reception. He is extremely fond of the English; assists them in every way in passing through his country and will not suffer them to pay for anything. He has built an elegant house at his capital, and furnished it entirely in European style for their accommodation…..He dresses frequently in the English style; and instead of indulging in luxury and dissipation, as Eastern princes are apt to do, he has made it his study to excel in all sorts of manly exercises. He is extremely fond of hunting…..rides elegantly and is perfect master of the use of the spear…..I have repeatedly seen him on horseback…..spear an orange thrown up in the air. I passed some days with him…..employed chiefly in the truly Royal sport of tyger and elephant hunting. On taking leave him he presented me among other things with a knife made at Coorg, and of remarkably well tempered steel….. being ornamented with gold…..is for men of the highest caste…..the Raja has brought the manufacture of swords and guns to great perfection…..he showed me a double-barrelled Joe Manton and an imitation of it made at Coorg…..they were so perfectly similar in every respect that I really could not tell them [apart].See Scots Magazine 1815 p. 207-8. Some years later Basil Hall recounted his somewhat impish sense of humour: '…..[the next day]…..on a signal given by the rajah a folding door was thrown open on one side of the court, and in stalked two immense royal tigers, held by several men on each side, by long but slight ropes attached to collars round the animals necks. These beasts…..allowed themselves to be led close to us. I confess I did not much like this degree of propinquity, and eyed the slender cordage with some professional anxiety…..the rajah and his son seemed quite unconcerned…..[he then] directed the men to let go the ropes and fall back…..we sat…..with…..nothing on earth to prevent their munching us all up…..' See Hall 1845

Sir William Hay Macnaghten, baronet (1793-1841) joined the Madras army as a cavalry cadet at which time he filled his hours learning Persian and Hindi, followed by Tamil, Telugu, Kanarese, and Marathi. He learned the art of diplomacy and gained a place in the Bengal civil service, his diligence and cleverness easily marked him out as one of the most distinguished students at the college of Fort William where he won every linguistic prize and medal on the college's books. His two monumental works, Principles and Precedents of Mohummudan Law (1825) and Principles and Precedents of Hindu Law (2 vols., 1828-9) were both significant and used as handbooks by generations of British-Indian judges. In 1831 Macnaghten's became secretary to the governor-general Lord William Bentinck and later Lord Auckland. The crisis on the north-western frontier was now looming and Macnaghten argued that the British should befriend Afghanistan to counter balance the Sikhs, believing that Ranjit Singh the erstwhile ally and aged ruler of the Punjab, could not live for much longer. Unfortunately his plans failed, the British position became untenable. Muhammad Akbar Khan claimed the British, particularly Macnaghten, were not to be trusted and summoned him to an exposed plain outside Kabul. Almost certainly aware that his fate was now sealed, Macnaghten attended the interview accompanied only by three officer's. On arrival they were seized and carried into the city to their deaths. Akbar Khan himself shot Macnaghten with a pistol given to him by the envoy the day before, whereupon angry city residents hacked his body to pieces and paraded his head and limbs in triumph. Days later, the entire garrison met a similar fate: retreating to Jalalabad, some 4000 soldiers and numerous camp followers were wiped out by freezing weather and snipers. Abridged from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed online September 2018.
£6000-8000
58.     ˜AN INDIAN DAGGER (PESH-KABZ), EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with straight single-edged tapering blade of T-section, chiselled back-edge with gilt scrollwork at the forte and enclosed with a gilt panel on one side of the blade (the other missing), well carved marine ivory hilt with a delicate moulding at the top and the bottom of the grip, in its original wooden scabbard covered with maroon velvet (small losses) and with gilt-copper locket and chape with pierced borders, each decorated with punched flowers within a lozenge framework, the former drawn-out to a bud-shaped finial and the latter with a small pierced mount
33.5 cm; 13 ¼ in blade
£500-700
59.     ˜A NEPALESE GHURKA KNIFE (KUKRI), LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
with characteristic broad single-edged blade formed with a reinforced back-edge and notched at the forte, horn hilt with brass ferrule at the base, inset with contrasting ivory pellets over its surface (two missing), carved central moulding accompanied by a chased brass band, in its fabric-covered wooden scabbard complete with two accompanying knives
33.7 cm; 13 1/4 in blade £80-100
60.     A BALKAN DAGGER (KHANJAR), 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a long central rib and decorated with gold scrollwork at the forte on each face, characteristic hilt encased in sheet brass hilt embossed with traditional scrollwork and flowerheads on a punched ground, in its velvet-covered wooden scabbard with brass locket and chape decorated en suite with the hilt, the former with a small loop for suspension
31.0 cm; 12 1/4 in blade

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 71

£350-450
61.     AN ARAB DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a medial ridge on each face, gilt-copper hilt of characteristic form, chased over its surface with scrolling foliage against a punched ground, in its scabbard decorated en suite, the inner face decorated with a scale design, the base with bulbous terminal and with three small loops on each side of the mouth for attachment to a belt (rings missing)
16.5 cm; 6 1/2 in blade

Provenance
G. Vallorani Esq., sold Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 75 £300-400
62.     AN ARAB DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a medial ridge on each face, decorated on each side of the forte with a brief gold inscription, chiselled iron hilt of characteristic form, decorated over its surface with scrolling foliage carrying large expanded flowerheads all against a punched ground, in plum velvet-covered wooden scabbard
22.4 cm; 8 3/4 in blade

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 82 £300-400
63.     A RUSSIAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (KINDJAL), ST PETERSBURG, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade of watered steel, formed with a short central fuller on each face, retaining traces of silver koftgari on one face at the forte, hilt of characteristic form, encased in silver chased and decorated with niello scrolls against a finely punched and gilt ground, retained by two rivets with foliate heads, in its scabbard decorated over the outer face en suite with the hilt, the inner face decorated with niello scrollwork, struck with three marks including town mark, silver control mark and the maker's mark, probably HK, incorporating a red leather central panel, with a single loop for suspension and a very small portion of its silver thread suspension
21.8 cm; 8 5/8 in blade

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 57 £350-500
64.     AN INDO-PERSIAN AXE (ZAGNAL), 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved dagger-like blade, block-shaped central moulding engraved and gilt with a lion front and back, extending to a shaped moulding to enclose the blade and with a bud-shaped rear pean, etched haft decorated with a watered pattern over its full surface, and parcel gilt bulbous basal moulding
46.2 cm; 18 1/4 in overall

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 72 £500-700
65.     A PERSIAN DECORATED PART ARMOUR, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
comprising helmet (kulah khud), with hemispherical skull decorated over its surface with scrollwork cartouches inhabited by differing figures in traditional costume and the base encircled by calligraphic cartouches, fitted at its apex with a circular boss with associated pyramidal spike, a pair of plume-holders at the front, sliding nasal-bar with shaped terminals (retaining screw missing), mail neck-defence of butted links and with an early padded lining; shield (dhal) of shallow convex form, decorated en suite with the kulah khud, fitted with four domed bosses corresponding on the inside to four rings for enarmes (missing), brass rim, and with an early red lining; arm-defence (bazu band), of gutter-shaped form, decorated en suite with the preceding pieces retaining its two wrist plates attached by mail of butted links and with an early red lining
the helmet: 34.0 cm; 13 3/8 in high
(3)

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 116
£800-1000
66.     A PERSIAN SHIELD (DHAL), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
of shallow convex form, decorated over its outer surface with a large central panel of scrolling foliage surrounded by calligraphic panels, fitted with four domed bosses corresponding on the inside to rings for enarmes (missing) and with brass rim
47.0 cm;18 1/2 in diameter

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 98 £200-300
67.     A PERSIAN DECORATED PART ARMOUR, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
comprising helmet (kulah khud), with hemispherical skull decorated over its surface with foliage, scrollwork and calligraphic cartocuhes, fitted at its apex with a spike (tip bent), a pair of plume-holders, sliding nasal-bar, and mail neck-defence of butted links; shield (dhal) of shallow convex form, decorated en suite with the kulah khud, fitted with four domed bosses corresponding on the inside to four rings for enarmes; arm-defence (bazu band), of gutter-shaped form, decorated en suite with the preceding pieces retaining its two wrist plates attached by mail (all three heavily oxidised)
the helmet: 39.5 cm; 15 1/2 in high
(3)

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection £700-1000
68.     AN UNUSUAL PERSIAN HELMET FOR A CHILD (KULAH KHUD), QAJAR, LATE 19TH CENTURY
of hemispherical form, fitted at its apex and with a loop on each side at the base for straps, decorated throughout with a series of etched cartouches filled with exotic birds and flowers, all within an elaborate gold koftgari framework (patinated, the gold worn)
13.0 cm; 5 1/8 in high

£100-150
69.     A RARE OTTOMAN BREASTPLATE (KRUG), TURKEY, LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY
formed of a single circular plate, embossed with a low central dome and a radiating pattern of slender fluting, each enclosed with a panel of lengthy calligraphic inscriptions, pierced around the edge for attaching further plates and mail (small chips, small laminations and very small holes), and struck with the mark of the Ottoman Court Arsenal at Hagia Eirene
29.0 cm; 11 3/8 in diameter £800-1000
70.     A PERSIAN POWDER-FLASK AND RAMROD, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
formed entirely of steel, of curved horn-shaped form, fitted with spring lever cut-off and with a leather strap for suspension, complete with an iron ramrod
18.8 cm; 7 3/8 in overall £100-150
71.     TWO SUDANESE SWORDS AND A DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY
the first a kaskara, with broad fullered double-edged blade retaining traces of an etched inscription, iron hilt, and leather-bound grip rising to a disc pommel, the second with broad fullered blade (seized in its scabbard), grooved ricasso, heavily weighted cylindrical grip bound with iron, and fitted with a sharp crescentic pommel; and the third formed of a pair of curved double-edged blades joined by a bone grip, complete with two scabbards (worn)
the first: 73.7 cm; 29 in blade
(3)

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection £250-350
72.     A PAIR OF OTTOMAN STIRRUPS, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY, A MOROCCAN POWDER-FLASK, AN EAST AFRICAN HEADRESS, A BEADWORK BRACELET AND A FIJIAN DRUM, 19TH CENTURY
the first with curved pierced treads, triangular side panels and a pair of loops for suspension (oxidised); the second of curved horn, with engraved brass mounts; the third probably from the tail of an anteater, retained by a leather collar with a portion of early collection tag and plaited chin-strap; the fourth of coloured beads; and the fifth carved from a single piece of wood
the first: 16.0 cm; 6 3/8 in high
(6)

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection £250-350
73.     ˜A PERSIAN DAGGER (KHANJAR), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
with double-edged watered steel blade formed with a medial ridge and two fullers over its length and chiselled with a cartouche shaped moulding at the forte on each face, and marine ivory hilt carved with brief inscriptions and figures in traditional garb (rubbed, one small chip)
27.0 cm; 10 5/8 in blade

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 72 £500-800
74.     **˜THE PROPERTY OF A PRINCE

A PERSIAN DAGGER (KHANJAR), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade of watered steel formed with a full length medial ridge on each face, characteristic walrus ivory hilt carved with a short calligraphic inscription top and bottom with differing pairs of figures between on each face, all enclosed within beadwork frames, and
the blade painted with the inventory number 'D56'
25.0 cm; 9 7/8
£1200-1800
75.     **˜A PERSIAN DAGGER (KHANJAR), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade of watered steel formed with a full length medial ridge on each face, characteristic walrus ivory hilt carved with a short calligraphic inscription top and bottom on each face, the front with a standing figure between two pillars and the rear with a design of foliage, all enclosed within beadwork frames (rubbed, cracked), and the blade painted with the inventory number 'D54'
24.0 cm; 9 1/2

£800-1000
76.     **˜AN INDIAN CARVED IVORY AND GEM-SET DAGGER, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with recurved heavy silver blade chiselled with foliage within a recessed panel on each face and reinforced at the tip, carved ivory hilt hollowed for the fingers and with ram's head pommel, decorated on each side of the grip with flowers and foliage in red and green hardstones on gold stems (small losses, age cracks)
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in blade
£1000-1200
77.     ˜A PERSIAN DAGGER (KARD), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering single-edged blade of finely watered steel, decorated with gold around the tang including a brief inscription, and carved ivory grip-scales (small age cracks) retained by four nails
23.0 cm; 9 in blade

£800-1000
78.     ˜THREE SOUTH EAST ASIAN DAGGERS (KRIS), 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first Sulawesi with pattern-welded blade, finely carved characteristic ivory grip with beaked pommel, in its white metal-covered scabbard including a small hook for suspension; the second with broad heavy long blade, figured hardwood grip, in its scabbard (chipped) and the third with long straight blade, brass selut, and carved wooden grip
the first: 28.0 cm; 11 in blade
(3) £200-250
79.     ˜TWO SMALL INDIAN DAGGERS, 19TH CENTURY
the first with curved single-edged blade struck with a cutler's mark on one face, German silver ferrule, carved bone grip in its engraved German silver scabbard with a belt for suspension; the second with strongly curved blade single edged on the inner face, and small ivory grip rising to a beaked pommel, in its tooled leather scabbard
the first: 11.7 cm; 4 1/2 in blade
(2) £200-300
80.     AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), LATE 17TH CENTURY
with fullered blade tapering towards the point, iron hilt extending over the forte and chiselled with flowers and foliage, the side panels finely pierced and chiselled with trellis pattern and flower and a pair of moulded grip-bars (lightly pitted throughout)
31.8 cm; 12 1/2 in blade
£500-700
81.     AN INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR) IN 17TH/18TH CENTURY STYLE, MODERN
with sharply tapering fullered blade decorated with foliage towards the forte, and iron hilt incorporating a pair of faceted grip-bars
27.2 cm; 10 3/4 in blade
£150-200
82.     AN INDIAN DAGGER, 18TH CENTURY
with recurved blade of flattened-diamond section, formed with two pairs of converging fullers on each face, gilt forte, iron hilt comprising oval guard with beaded border and a pair of short bud-shaped quillons, and iron grip rising to a beaded pommel
26.2 cm; 10 1/4 in blade
£400-600
83.     ˜A CEYLONESE DAGGER (PIHA KAETTA), 18TH CENTURY
with iron blade formed with a short fuller lined in engraved silver along the back-edge on each face, the base of the blade enclosed by a panel of chased silver, characteristic brass hilt enclosing the forte, carved ivory grip, and the pommel retaining a small portion of its silver cap
15.2 cm; 6 in blade

£60-80
84.     A CEYLONESE BOW, 19TH CENTURY
of characteristic form, tapering towards the tips and flattened on the front, painted over its surface with linear designs (losses)
200.7 cm; 79 in
£70-100
85.     ˜TWO INDIAN DAGGERS (KARD), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
the first with broad tapering single-edged blade, two-piece ivory hilt formed with a medial ridge on one face, and beaked pommel (age cracks); the second with tapering blade, and cylindrical grip formed of segments of inlaid horn and bone, in its leather scabbard with iron chape
the first: 33.0 cm; 13 in blade
(2)
£300-400
86.     AN INDIAN DAGGER (KARD), LATE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering blade of watered steel, plain tang fitted with a pair of mother-of-pearl grip-scales on each side retained by five brass rivets, in its blue fabric-covered wooden scabbard with large iron mounts decorated with architectural landscapes surrounded by flowers foliage and exotic birds
19.5 cm; 7 3/4 in blade
£1500-2000
87.     ˜A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER (PESH KABZ) WITH RHINOCEROS HORN HILT, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with strongly tapering blade formed with slightly curved and rounded back-edge and double-edged towards the point, carved rhinoceros horn pistol grip with engraved shaped iron ferule and tang button
33.3 cm; 13 in blade £350-450
88.     ˜AN INDIAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA) WITH RHINOCEROS HORN HILT, 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, carved rhinoceros horn hilt with pointed pommel, and diamond-shaped iron button washer
22.0 cm; 8 5/8 in blade £250-350
89.     A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER WITH HORN HILT, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a slender central fuller on each face, carved horn pistol grip with diamond-shaped iron tang washer
26.7 cm; 10 1/2 in blade £150-200
90.     A LARGE INDO-PERSIAN DAGGER (JAMBIYA), SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with curved double-edged blade formed with a full-length medial ridge on each face, retaining some gold scrollwork at the forte, iron hilt of characteristic form, decorated with flowers and foliage and retaining traces of gold
34.7 cm; 13 3/4 in blade £200-300
91.     AN INDIAN SPEAR, 19TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped had, tapering moulded socket, and painted haft tapering to a point at the base (losses)
20.4 cm; 8 in head

£50-80
92.     AN INDIAN SWORD WITH TALWAR HILT, 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved blade double-edged towards the point, iron hilt of characteristic form, including a pair of swelling quillons, knuckle-guard with recurved bud-shaped finial, and large disc pommel, in a fabric-covered wooden scabbard
64.2 cm; 25 1/4 in £50-80
93.     AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR), 19TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade and iron hilt of talwar form (pitted)
80.5 cm; 31 3/4 in blade

£50-80
94.     A LARGE NEPALESE SHORTSWORD (KUKRI), LATE 18TH CENTURY
with broad curved reinforced hatchet blade, iron hilt extending over the base of the blade, including figure-of-eight-shaped guard, broad knuckle-guard and attenuated pommel
44.3 cm; 17 1/2 in blade

£100-120
95.     AN INDIAN MACE FORMED ENTIRELY OF IRON, 19TH CENTURY
of hollow light-weight construction, with large spirally moulded conical head, tubular iron haft and moulded basal cap
70.5 cm; 27 3/4 in

£500-700
96.     AN INDIAN MACE FORMED ENTIRELY OF IRON, 18TH CENTURY
with faceted near spherical head, and long slender moulded iron haft
72.5 cm; 28 1/2 in overall
£400-600
97.     AN INDIAN AXE (ZAGNAL), 19TH CENTURY
with reinforced iron head, the base decorated with applied brass enclosed by decorative pierced panels on each face, iron terminal spike, rear pean formed as an openwork temple, early wooden haft, and brass basal cap
51.0 cm; 20 1/8 in overall
£200-250
98.     AN INDIAN AXE, 19TH CENTURY
with iron head pierced with a series of slipped circles and inlaid with engraved brass and copper strips, on its bamboo haft studded with numerous copper nails and with iron shoe
71.2 cm; 28 in overall £100-150
99.     ˜AN INDIAN AXE, 19TH CENTURY
with iron head formed with a robust faceted central spike, small crescentic axe-blade decorated with brass flowers and foliage, incorporating a small loop at the top, on its turned ivory haft
46.5 cm; 18 3/8 in overall

£80-120
100.    A SMALL INDIAN AXE, LATE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FOR MATCH CUTTING
with brass wedge-shaped head decorated with an incised criss-cross pattern and slightly recurved short iron haft
22.5 cm; 8 1/2 in


£120-180
101.    AN INDIAN SHIELD (DHAL), LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
of shallow-convex hide-covered wood, the inner face with an early pad and four iron rings for enarmes, the outer face reinforced with an iron band around the brim, studded with numerous brass flower head washers, four central bosses, and four embossed crescents
30.0 cm; 11 3/4 in diameter

£200-300
102.    ELEVEN INDIAN ARROWS, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ORISSA
with small leaf-shaped heads, five stepped at the base and six rounded, each on its bamboo haft (nocks missing)
the longest 72.0 cm; 28 3/8 in
(11)
£200-250
103.    TWO INDIAN SILVER BELTS, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first formed of numerous chased silver panels decorated with traditional figures, foliage, animals and birds, all carried on a series of plaited silver cords; the second of silver cord, and the central hasp incorporating gilt monsterhead plaques
the first: 77.0 cm; 30 3/8 in, long
(2)
£300-400
104.    **A SMALL OTTOMAN DAGGER, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
with straight single-edged blade inlaid with gold scrollwork on each face at the forte, gold inlaid stone grip formed of a ball moulding at each end, copper cap pommel retaining a single coloured paste (the remaining three missing), and integral grip decorated en suite
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in blade
£150-200
105.    AN ARAB SWORD, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged blade of watered steel, low grade gold hilt comprising border-engraved cross-guard and langets including a pair of quillons with fluted bud-shaped terminals, engraved faceted grip rising to an angular pommel, and the inner faces of the grip decorated with filigree, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard, the front applied with a slender chased gold central strip, with gilt mounts en suite with the guard, including large chape and a pair of bands with suspension rings
86.0 cm; 33 7/8 in blade

£500-700
106.    ˜AN ARAB SWORD, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged fullered blade decorated with celestial motifs on each side of the forte, low grade gold hilt comprising cross-guard and langets enriched with diamonds, cabochon cut rubies, a red agate, turquoise and further green hardstones, quillons with fluted bud-shaped terminals, engraved angular cap pommel, and faceted ivory grip, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard, with gilt mounts en suite with the guard, including locket enriched with matching stones, large chape and a pair of bands with suspension rings
75.5 cm; 29 3/4 in blade £600-800
107.    ˜AN ARAB DAGGER (JAMBIYA), 19TH CENTURY
with curved blade formed with a medial ridge, silver-mounted carved rhinoceros horn hilt, comprising ferrule, middle band and two pairs of washers, attached with a label recording its capture, in its tooled leather-covered wooden scabbard with chased silver chape and leather belt
20.7 cm; 8 1/4 in blade

The inscription reads: 'Battle of Ausughion 1819. This silver mounted dagger belonged to Indian Chief named Barah Arife whom Lieutenant Blacklin, 2nd Royal Scots Regiment after sever struggle slew and stripped him off his.......' Ensign Richard Blacklin, Royal Scots Regiment is recorded in the 1820 Army List with Waterloo medal. £250-300
108.    **A CAUCASIAN SWORD (SHASQA) AND TWO BELTS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the first with curved single-edged blade formed with two long fullers and etched at the forte on each face with scrolling foliage and a brief inscription and a bird respectively, hilt of characteristic form comprising eared pommel of nielloed and chased silver and a pair of horn grip-scales retained by two iron rivets (worm damage), in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with locket, chape and two bands all decorated en suite with the pommel; the second formed of numerous nielloed silver links and with a shaped clasp at the front; and the third dated 1915 on the central mount, decorated on the inner face with a nielloed bust of a lady holding a flower and with a crown surrounded by filigree on the outside
the first: 79.2 cm; 31 1/4 in blade
(3) £1200-1800
109.    **A CAUCASIAN SHORTSWORD (KINDJAL), THIRD QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged flat blade tapering to a sharp point and formed with a pair of long fullers on either side of a central fuller on each face, shaped tang decorated with gold koftgari (losses), fitted with a pair of dark horn grip-scales retained by three iron rivets, the upper and lower fitted with shaped iron caps each drawn-out and decorated with further gold scrollwork
49.8 cm; 19 5/8 in blade
£150-200
110.    A BALKAN SHORTSWORD (YATAGHAN), 19TH CENTURY
with slightly curved single-edged blade formed with a slender fuller on each face and with two differing rondels, one perhaps incorporating the date (perhaps corresponding to 1873/4), white metal hilt extending with two shaped panels over the lower portion of the blade, pronounced T-shaped pommel of elliptical profile, in its wooden scabbard with large white metal locket and chape chased with traditional scrollwork and flowers
68.0 cm; 26 3/4 in blade

£400-500
111.    A NORTH AFRICAN CHANFRON, LATE 19TH CENTURY, FOR A HORSE OR CAMEL
of leather, the main portion of pronounced angular form, faced with sheets of embossed brass and copper decorated with traditional designs, and a pair of cheek-pieces joined to the main portion by leather straps and decorated en suite
50.5 cm; 19 7/8 in

For two related examples, also said to be for camels, see Stone 1935, p. 170, nos. 11 and 13 . £250-350
112.    TWO AFRICAN SHORTSWORDS AND A CENTRAL AFRICAN THROWING KNIFE, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first with fullered blade with crescentic terminal, and carved wooden grip partially wrapped with iron ribband; the second with broad blade pierced with a pair of slots at the base and wooden hilt (incomplete), and the third with three flat terminal spikes and the grip wrapped with plaited cooper wire
42.5 cm; 16 3/4 in blade

£200-300
113.    A NORTH CENTRAL AFRICAN DAGGER, 20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY AZANDE
with sharply tapering double-edged blade engraved with a central panel of linear ornament, hardwood grip fitted with a thick, heavy iron pommel with long slender tang, in iron-bound hide scabbard, the sides and the front profusely studded with brass nails, and the front applied with large decorated iron plaques
23.5 cm; 9 1/4 in blade
£250-300
114.    AN AFRICAN DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY CONGO AND A SWITCH
the first with double-edged blade swelling slightly towards a sharp point, wasted at the forte, and carved hardwood grip retaining a portion of rattan binding; the second with hair 'switch' leather grip and plaited suspension
the first: 33.3 cm; 13 1/8 in blade
(2) £100-150
115.    AN AFRICAN PADDLE CLUB, 20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY NIGERIA
with broad flat head carved with traditional geometric designs, and the haft with pierced basal terminal
158.0 cm; 62 1/4 in overall

£80-100
116.    A SUDANESE BROADSWORD (KASKARA), LATE 19TH CENTURY
of characteristic type, with broad etched blade formed with three slender fullers of differing length on each face, struck with Celestial mask marks, brass cross-piece, and leather-bound grip rising to a mushroom-shaped pommel
95.5 cm; 37 5/8 in blade

£150-200
117.    A SUDANESE SWORD (KASKARA); A NEPALESE GHURKA KNIFE (KUKRI) AND AN AFRICAN SHORTSWORD, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first with straight broad blade, iron hilt including characteristic iron cross-guard, in its scabbard (worn incomplete); the second of characteristic form, with broad blade notched at the forte, carved hardwood grip, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard with two accompanying knives; and the third with tapering double-edged blade, iron hilt with elliptical pommel, in its tooled leather scabbard (losses)
the first: 96.4 cm; 38 in blade
£150-200
118.    THIRTEEN AFRICAN SPEARS, 19TH CENTURY
with iron heads, each on its wooden haft (shortened, worn throughout)
(13)

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection £150-200
119.    A NATIVE BOW, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY AFRICAN
of elongated hardwood, rounded at the front, and waisted at each tapering terminal
204.5 cm; 80 1/2 in £50-80
120.    A SOLOMON ISLANDS BLACK HARDWOOD CLUB, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY MALAITA
of paddle form terminating in a short nodule at the top (cracked through and glued along three quarters of its length), and with an elliptical basal terminal, and the grip bound with plaited rattan
67.2 cm; 26 1/2 in overall

A paddle of related form, lacking its rattan binding, was acquired by Commander Frederick Willoughby Shortland in the Solomon Islands in early August 1872. It is now preserved in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (object ID. AAA2939).

£200-300
121.    A NEW GUINEAU CLUB, MASSIM CULTURE, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
of dark hardwood, carved on each face with differing panels of traditional scrollwork highlighted in white, and carved grip in imitation of a sword hilt
77.5 cm; 30 1/2 in overall
£250-350
122.    A FIJIAN GUNSTOCK CLUB (KIAKAVO), A FIJIAN ROOTWOOD CLUB (WAKA), AND A NATIVE BOW, 19TH CENTURY
the first of characteristic form, the curved upper terminal with roughened inner face (cracked), and carved domed basal terminal; the second with bulbous nodular head (chips), cylindrical haft, carved grip (cracked) and a portion of early rattan binding (loose); the third probably African, together with a further club, and two musical pipes
the first: 95.5 cm; 37 5/8 in overall
(6)

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection
£500-700
123.    A SMALL FIJIAN CLUB (ULA DRSIA), 19TH CENTURY
with bulbous head inset with two small pieces of ivory, short haft and chip-carved grip (small cracks and chips)
40.5 cm; 16 in £450-600
124.    A FIJIAN ROOTWOOD CLUB (WAKA), 19TH CENTURY
with characteristic nodular head, long haft chip-carved over the grip and with an early rattan binding around the top portion (small cracks and chips)
111.5 cm; 43 7/8 in overall

£600-800
125.    A RARE CARVED MAORI LARGE MODEL CANOE (WAKA), 19TH CENTURY
formed of a hiwi carved from a single piece of wood, fitted above on each side with rauawa, each carved with traditional masks flanked by linear panels and beadwork designs (cracks, small chips, carved tauihu or taurapa (incomplete, the other missing), the interior retaining a carved turu and a further carved cylindrical support, retaining some original ochre striping, with a small Maori paddle, of different scale
205.5 cm; 80 7/8 in long

Provenance
Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

Described as follows in the Worden Hall Inventory:

'Ancient Things'.......'War Canoe, New Zealand. They are designated by particular names such as Marutubai a slaying or devouring fire T Townley Esq.'

Sold together with a copy of this entry in the typed manuscript entitled 'Catalogue of Sir William ffarington Kt. 1768 with such additions as have from time to time been suplemented [sic] to 1870 by Mary Hannah ffarington. Mid-19th century ledger begun at both ends; the above titles at one end after an incomplete index, followed by a list of paintings, and extracts from the Official Account of Cook's Third Voyage'. £4000-6000
126.    A RARE MAORI FISH HOOK (MATUA), 19TH CENTURY
with curved wooden shank lined with a paua shell lure on the inner face, fitted with barbed whalebone hook bound with flax fibre string and with a further portion of its flax fibre string
10.0 cm; 4 in

£400-500
127.    ˜A MAORI FISH LURE (PA KAHAWAI), 19TH CENTURY
with rounded slightly curved whalebone body, one side lined with shell retained by flax fibre sting (hook missing)
13.3 cm; 5 1/4 in £250-300
128.    A PACIFIC FISHING SPEAR, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GILBERT ISLANDS
of tapering wood bound over almost its entire length with flax fibre string, retaining a pair of tooth-clad strips on each side (small losses)
213.5 cm; 84 in
£120-180
129.    A PACIFIC AXE HEAD, 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY NEW CALEDONIA
of tapering near rectangular form, the surfaces roughly hewn, and sharpened along one edge
25.0 cm;9 7/8 in overall
£50-80
130.    A SMALL CARVED BOAT (HAIDA), LATE 19TH CENTURY PROBABLY BRITISH COLUMBIA
carved from a single piece of wood (small chips), decorated on each face with addorsed salmon in black pigment, together with two postcards dated 1908
43.5 cm; 17 1/8 in overall £100-150
131.    ˜A .600 CALIBRE OTTOMAN MIQUELET-LOCK GUN, TURKEY, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with octagonal swamped etched twist sighted barrel rifled with nine grooves, encrusted with gold scrolls, flowers and conventional foliage over its entire length (surface rust), retained by four delicate moulded silver bands each pierced with scrolling foliage, standing back sight encrusted with gold and pierced with four apertures, tang encrusted with gold en suite, patilla lock encrusted with gold (the top-jaw screw previously fitted with coral beads now missing), iron button trigger, blackened full stock profusely applied with engraved silver openwork designs about the tang, lock and over the faceted butt, the latter enriched with contrasting segments of green-stained horn and white bone, marine ivory butt-cap inset with coral beads (losses), engraved white metal fore-end cap and barrel bolt escutcheons, and associated ramrod
84.5 cm; 33 1/4 in barrel £3000-3500
132.    A .650 CALIBRE OTTOMAN MIQUELET-LOCK GUN, TURKEY, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with nine grooves, encrusted with gold scrolls and foliage at the breech and muzzle (surface rust, small losses, fore-sight missing), the breech with standing back-sight with two apertures, patilla lock encrusted with gold scrolls and foliage, iron button trigger, figured hardwood full stock profusely inlaid brass rondels and pellets over its entire surface, faceted butt decorated en suite and enriched with pierced openwork silver plaques, the rearmost portion decorated with contrasting panels of green-stained horn and white bone and further minute brass rondels the rear portion of the butt loose), silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and silver trigger-plate (ramrod missing)
85.2 cm; 33 ½ in barrel
£2500-3000
133.    A RARE 18 BORE CEYLONESE MATCHLOCK GUN, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
with associated heavy barrel with octagonal breech and integral pan (cover missing), brass serpentine, the action faced with an openwork panel decorated with traditional scrollwork, full blackened stock, the butt encased in brass chased with traditional designs and with openwork cap en suite with the action, and decorated brass fore-end cap (worn)
143.5 cm; 56 1/2 in barrel
£500-700
134.    ˜A 25 BORE MORROCAN SNAPHAUNCE GUN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with four stage sighted barrel retained by numerous chased silver and engraved iron bands, iron lock of characteristic form, full stock with engraved iron plaques en suite under the fore-end and the lock, fishtail butt studded with numerous silver nails and inset with ivory, and iron ramrod
123.5 cm; 48 5/8 in barrel
£100-150
135.    TWO 25 BORE ARAB PERCUSSION GUNS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
the first with octagonal sighted barrel retained by numerous brass bands stamped 'Cominaz' over the breech, plain lock, full stock studded with iron nails and brass rosettes, and the butt fitted with a large carved wooden pad; the second similar, and each with its iron ramrod
the first: 122.0 cm; 48 in barrel
(2)
£100-150
136.    TWO INDO-ARAB MATCHLOCK MUSKETS, 19TH CENTURY
the first 22 bore, with black painted swamped sighted barrel fluted over the breech and at the muzzle, the latter with integral pan, brass serpentine, openwork trigger, full stock overlaid with sheet brass over the fore-end, and curved stock; the second with octagonal barrel stamped 'Lazari Cominaz' over the breech, full stock studded with brass rondels over the fore-end and the butt with a small carved wooden pad
117.4 cm; 46 1/4 in barrel
£100-150
137.    A 22 BORE INDO-ARAB MATCHLOCK GUN, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel retained by five bands, iron serpentine and trigger, three-quarter stock, the butt applied with a series of characteristic shaped silver panels on each face, and fitted with a large carved pad, retaining its iron ring for suspension
94.5 cm; 37 1/4 in barrel £50-100
138.    TWO INDIAN MATCHLOCK MUSKETS, 19TH CENTURY
the first 12 bore, with tapering barrel formed with a moulded vase-shaped muzzle, iron serpentine, the action enclosed by two large rounded iron plaques, full stock, and curved butt with ridged comb; the second with three-stage sighted barrel, action enclosed by two shaped iron plaques, and full stock formed of sections
the first: 129.7 cm; 51 in barrel
(2) £150-200
139.    A 16 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE MUSKET, 19TH CENTURY
with long octagonal barrel retained by three embossed white metal bands (the fourth incomplete), characteristic lock with external mechanism and engraved brass scrollwork panels, full stock inlaid with engraved bone (losses) and brass butt-cap (ramrod missing)
132.5 cm; 52 1/4 in barrel

£200-300
140.    A 16 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE MUSKET, MORROCO, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering sighted barrel retained by three chased brass bands, decorated with silver scrollwork over the breech (losses), flat lock (defective) decorated with scrollwork, full stock, characteristic pronounced butt of fishtail form, and iron trigger-guard (ramrod missing)
135.0 cm; 53 1/8 in barrel

£250-300
141.    AN 11 BORE BALKAN FLINTLOCK GUN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with octagonal sighted barrel retained by three shaped silver bands each engraved with conventional flowers and foliage, the rear most incorporating the back-sight, chiselled with scrolls at the muzzle, French rounded lock signed Berthon-Bourlier et fils, engraved with a bird beneath a tree on the tail, fitted with roller, engraved cock and steel, the former chiselled with a scroll, full stock inlaid with silver wire lines, scrolls and foliage, a basket of conventional foliage enclosing the tang, the lock and side-plate each enclosed by a leafy framework, silver wire trellis over the fore-end and the grip, the latter extending along the underside and terminating in a scroll, butt inlaid with elaborate scrolling foliage and flowers on each side, silver mounts comprising border-engraved side-plate, trigger-guard with foliate terminals and broad bow, shaped butt-plate engraved with scrolls, two sling swivels and fore-end cap, (later ramrod)
113.7 cm; 44 3/4 in barrel

£1200-1600
142.    ˜A 16 BORE FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY CLAUDE BERTON-BOURLIER, FOR PRESENTATION TO AN EASTERN POTENTATE, CIRCA 1830
with exceptionally long tapering barrel decorated with a gilt band around the muzzle and formed with a full-length slender groove for sighting, fitted with gold fore-sight on a gilt arrow, four gold lines at the breech, St Etienne proof mark on the left and stamped 'Merlez Duon' beneath, platinum vent, engraved grooved tang, engraved flush-fitting lock signed on a gold-lined oval (rubbed), fitted with 'French' cock, rain proof pan and roller, figured walnut half-stock profusely inlaid with silver wire scrolls, flowers and baskets of fruit, carved with a panel of basket weave at the fore-end and the grip, the latter continuing back to a finely chequered panel and a scroll in the round on the underside of the butt, raised cheek-piece, full silver mounts cast and chased in low relief, comprising solid side-plate decorated with trophies-of-arms, garlands and scrolls, trigger-guard with palmette terminal and a trophy-of-arms on the bow, struck with marks on the rear, butt-plate stamped en suite and with further designs of foliage, rear ramrod-pipe matching the butt-plate tang and five further ramrod-pipes each decorated with foliage and flowers, and original ivory-tipped ramrod with iron worm
171.5 cm; 67 1/2 in barrel

Claude Berton-Bourlier specialised in making high quality weapons for export to the east and is recorded in St Etienne circa 1753-1831. £2500-3500
143.    A PAIR OF 16 BORE BELGIAN HOLSTER PISTOLS FOR THE EASTERN MARKET, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1830
with etched twist swamped sighted barrels formed with long flats and engraved over the breeches, engraved tangs incorporating the back-sights, scroll-engraved flush-fitted locks fitted with 'French' cocks (one top-jaw detached, one cock missing), full stocks inlaid with white metal wire over the butts, cast and engraved brass mounts including trigger-guards, spurred pommels, side-plates and escutcheons all decorated with foliage, a pair of ramrod-pipes, and brass-tipped ramrods
20.0 cm; 11 in barrels
(2)
£700-1000
144.    A 28 BORE NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE MUSKET, MORROCO, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering sighted barrel moulded at the muzzle and retained by eight bands, russet lock with moulded fittings, full stock, the butt inset with iron nails, a large piece of bone and enclosed by an iron band, iron trigger-guard and iron ramrod
119.5 cm; 47 1/2 in barrel
£100-150
145.    AN 18 BORE OTTOMAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER (KUBUR) PISTOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in three stages, moulded at the muzzle and engraved over the breech, the latter struck with spurious proof marks, engraved lock with a vacant panel for a signature, full stock, butt of 'bird's head' form, engraved silver mounts including trigger-guard (cracked), pommel cap and escutcheon all decorated with Celestial motifs, a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, and iron ramrod
26.5 cm; 10 1/2 in barrel

Provenance
Sotheby's, 23rd April 1979, lot 46



£150-200
146.    A 14 BORE CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL FOR THE OTTOMAN MARKET, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel struck with a crowned 'B' mark on the left of the breech(light pitting), regulation style lock struck with a Turkish mark, full stock, regulation brass mounts and the butt with an iron ring for a lanyard
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in barrel

£200-300
147.    A PAIR OF 20 BORE FRENCH FLINTLOCK PISTOLS FOR THE EASTERN MARKET BY ROYET, MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ST ETIENNE
with tapering gilt-brass barrels formed in two stages, fitted with silver bead fore-sights and engraved with trophies-of-arms and scrolls over the breeches, engraved gilt iron tangs, signed border-engraved bevelled and gilt locks fitted with engraved cocks, carved full stocks moulded about the locks and mounts the tangs enclosed by bouquets in low relief, fore-ends encased in gilt brass chased with patterns of scrolling leafy foliage, engraved gilt mounts comprising solid side-plates, spurred pommels (cracks, small losses) and trigger-guards, silver escutcheons cast and chased with scrollwork, and each with gilt ramrod
18.8 cm; 7 3/8 in barrels
(2)

A number of gunmakers of this name are recorded in St Etienne during the 18th and 19th centuries. £2500-3500
148.    **A 20 BORE GREEK FLINTLOCK KUBUR PISTOL, 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel profusely decorated with gold scrollwork and stylised calligraphy over its entire upper surface, retained by a white metal muzzle band cast with flowers and foliage and incorporating the fore-sight, stepped lock en suite with the barrel (small losses), full white metal stock cast with flowers and foliage in low relief, including a trophy-of-arms ahead of the trigger-guard (screws replaced), spirally moulded pommel, and imitation ramrod
31.5 cm; 12 3/8 in barrel

£400-600
149.    A RARE SCOTTISH MEDIEVAL SWORD, EARLY 15TH CENTURY AND LATER
with double-edged blade cut with a short fuller on each face and with traces of a running wolf mark incised on the front, later cross-piece formed of a pair of straight downward-slanted quillons with flattened spatulate terminals and pronounced écusson, and well formed wheel pommel drawn upwards at the top to form a stalk encasing the tip of the tang (areas of pitting)
78.0 cm; 30 3/4 in blade

A sword of this form is preserved in the Glasgow Art Gallery. Other are illustrated on the tomb of Gilbert de Greenlau (d. 1411) at Kinkell churchyard, Aberdeenshire and another on a grave slab preserved at Oronsay Priory in the inner Hebrides. The latter is attributed to the Loch Sween School of the 15th Century. For a discussion of this group see Willis, 1996, pp. 12-25. £3000-4000
150.    A NORTH EUROPEAN TWO-HANDED SWORD, POSSIBLY LATE 16TH CENTURY BRUNSWICK
with wavy flat blade, rectangular ricasso incorporating a pair of up-turned lugs, retaining traces of engraving including a Maltese cross on each face (worn, slightly bent in profile), iron hilt comprising a pair of strongly arched ribbon-like quillons each interrupted by a chiselled and engraved fish-shaped moulding, curled forward and back at the respective terminals, a pair of small flat lugs at the base, inner and outer ring-guards, each filled with a plain plate (perhaps later), pierced thick crutch-shaped pommel, and later grip
130.2 cm; 51 1/4 in blade

This sword is related to a North German group that included a number formerly preserved in Schloss Blankenburg that almost certainly originated the Brunswick Ducal zeughaus in Wolfenbüttel. Another example is preserved in the Bomann Museum, Celle, and another, formerly in the Hanoverian Royal Collection was sold Sotheby's, October 2005, lot 230. A large number of related swords are preserved from other North European arsenals including that at Emden. £2000-2500
151.    AN ENGLISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
with broad tapering blade stamped 'Andrea Farara' within a short fuller framed by two further slender fullers and a celestial mask on each face, symmetrical iron 'mortuary' hilt chiselled with scrolling foliage, characteristic masks and fruit on the base of the guard, frontal bar bifurcated at the base and joined to the knuckle-guard by two scrolling bars and globular pommel all chiselled with foliage en suite, and spirally carved wooden grip retaining an early binding of plaited wire, ribband and a single 'Turk's head' (the other missing), in a leather-covered wooden scabbard with chiselled iron locket
83.8 cm; 33 in blade

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection


£2000-2500
152.    AN ENGLISH DISH-HILT RAPIER, CIRCA 1630-40
with straight slender blade (the tip slightly shortened), stamped 'Me Fecit' and 'Solingen' within a deep fuller on the respective faces and pierced with a series of circles and rectangular panels, iron hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons with tightly scrolling terminals (restored), cup-guard formed as an eight-petalled flower, drawn-up at the rear to form the knuckle-guard, pierced and chiselled throughout with scrolling tendrils with monster-head terminals, foliage and grotesque masks, globular pommel decorated with foliage and naïve masks, and later grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turks' heads'
89.0 cm; 35 in blade

A sword with a hilt of similar form is illustrated in L. Southwick 1982, no. 104, p. 50. £1200-1800
153.    A NORTH EUROPEAN PAPPENHEIM RAPIER, CIRCA 1630
with broad tapering blade signed 'Antonio Piccinino' between a series of decorative scrolls within a short fuller on each face, rectangular ricasso cut with a fuller and stamped with a mark on each side, symmetrical iron hilt of slender moulded bars, including vertically recurved quillons swelling towards the terminals, three outer ring-guards, the lower filled with a pierced sprung-in plate, the middle with a scalloped plate and the upper joined to the knuckle-guard by a further bar, knuckle-guard with flattened pierced terminal, and wasted oval pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire and 'Turk's heads' (the hilt with restorations, later brown patinated finish throughout)
121.0 cm; 47 5/8 in blade
£1400-1800
154.    AN ENGLISH BASKET-HILT, CIRCA 1680
fitted with 19th century epée blade, the hilt formed of flattened bars interrupted by central mouldings and involving a pair of circular mouldings on the saltires, bun-shaped pommel and later wooden grip (the hilt inverted)
71.0 cm; 28 in blade


£100-150
155.    A 'HOLBEIN' DAGGER IN SWISS 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, iron hilt comprising guard and pommel respectively cast with masks and demi-figures, cast grip in imitation of plaited wire, in its openwork scabbard formed in two pieces and lined in wood, the outer faces decorated with Landskencht warriors in contemporary costume, and with traces of silvered finish
23.2 cm; 9 1/8 in blade £250-350
156.    A 'HOLBEIN' DAGGER IN SWISS 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with broad double-edged blade of flattened-diamond section, iron hilt of characteristic form, hardwood grip, in its openwork gilt brass scabbard lined in wood, the outer face decorated with Landsknecht warriors in contemporary costume (worn)
25.5 cm; 10 in blade
£250-300
157.    A FRENCH DECORATED SOCKET BAYONET, LAST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering hollow-triangular blade, etched and gilt with foliage enclosing the figure of Justice beneath the caption 'A La Iostece' on the inner face and with further designs of foliage on the outer, all on a blued ground, and burnished socket with locking ring
32.5 cm; 12 1/2 in overall
£250-350
158.    **A FRENCH CHISELLED AND GILT RUSSET IRON SMALL-SWORD HILT, CIRCA 1770
including symmetrical double shell-guard, quillon, knuckle-guard, quillon-block and pommel all chiselled with ovals filled with bouquets and all enclosed by scrolls enriched with minute gilt flowers (areas of wear)
17.8 cm; 17 in high
£150-200
159.    ELEMENTS OF A FINE FRENCH CHISELLED AND GILT SMALL-SWORD HILT BY BRUNON, CIRCA 1770
comprising globular quillon, knuckle-guard, quillon-block signed on the underside and a pair of small arms, chiselled with classical figures within rococo frames enriched with foliage all on a finely punched and gilt ground
14.0 cm; 5 1/2 in high
£60-80
160.    A DAGGER, LAST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
cut-down from a small-sword, with fullered blade, brass hilt including double shell-guard recurved quillons with bud-shaped terminals, faceted ovoid pommel, decorated throughout with small domed mouldings
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in blade
£120-180
161.    A SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, LONDON, 1720
with tapering hollow-triangular blade with traces of engraved foliage over the lower portion, silver hilt cast and chased in low relief, including asymmetrical shell-guard decorated with an amorous couple on the inner and outer faces, globular quillon decorated with foliage, knuckle-guard interrupted by a central moulding, quillon-block and pommel all en suite with the shell, and the grip bound with plaited wire between silver collars
73.5 cm; 29 in blade
£400-600
162.    A HALBERD, MID-16TH CENTURY, GERMAN OR SWISS
with stout terminal spike of stiff diamond-section, curved axe-blade pierced with a slipped trefoil and with a cusped pattern over the secondary edges, triangular rear fluke matching the blade, a pair of long straps, on a wooden haft (the lower portion missing, the steel parts pitted)
54.5 cm; 21 in head

Provenance
Schloss Marienburg, Germany £600-800
163.    A RARE LUGGED SPEAR, LATE 15TH CENTURY
possibly Italian with tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, short recessed neck, a pair of triangular basal lugs, each pierced with three holes and struck with an 'M' mark on one side, faceted socket, a pair of short straps, on a later wooden haft
64 cm; 25¼ in head

A similar spear is illustrated in Troso 1988, p. 106, no. 9. £800-1200
164.    A GERMAN HALBERD, MID-16TH CENTURY
with terminal spike formed in two stages, the upper of diamond-section and the lower flattened and stamped with a mark, in a square a cross crosslet, on one side, forward leaning straight axe-blade pierced with a quatrefoil, cut with a single notch top and bottom at the rear, rear spike formed en suite with the blade, tapering socket, and a pair of long straps (pitted overall), on a later wooden haft
52.0 cm; 20½ in head £500-700
165.    A FRENCH ETCHED PARTISAN, SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY
with tapering blade formed with a full-length medial ridge, etched on each face at the base with a strapwork panel filled with bouquets, foliage and a pair of espagnolette masks, one side with a portrait profile surmounted by fronds enclosing a rampant unicorn over three flowers and the French Royal arms, and the other with a further crowned portrait profile and a rampant lion beneath fronds enclosing a double eagle displayed, tapering faceted socket (laminations, the head rusted), later faceted wooden haft and tassel
60.5 cm; 23 7/8 in head

It has been suggested that the portrait profiles are those of Henri II (1519, 1547-59) and Maximillian II of Austria (1527, 1562-76). £1200-1800
166.    A GERMAN ETCHED HALBERD FOR THE SAXON ELECTORAL GUARD, 17TH CENTURY
with tapering terminal spike formed with a medial ridge, forward-leaning recurved axe-blade formed with an inward curled lug, down-curved rear fluke formed with an up-turned lug, and a pair of straps, etched on each face with strapwork and leafy tendrils on a stippled ground over the lower portion of the spike extending down to the top of the socket, the axe with the Ducal arms of Saxony within a strapwork cartouche on one face and the Archmarshallship of the Holy Roman Empire on the other (areas of wear), on a studded wooden haft (the top chipped) with later tassel
56.0 cm; 22 in head

Provenance
The former Saxon Electoral Armoury, Dresden £1000-1500
167.    A FRENCH PARTISAN FOR THE ROYAL GUARD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with leaf-shaped blade tapering at the point and formed with a medial ridge, etched on each face with the crowned Royal arms of France and Navarre enclosed by the Orders of St Michel and St Esprit, the base with a pair of lugs and stamped 'Gounod' and 'L'Aine' on the respective faces, tapering faceted socket fitted with a transverse bolt (spike missing), a pair of straps, on a wooden haft with iron shoe and tassel
62.5 cm; 24 5/8 in head

Provenance
Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, sold Drouot, 8 December 1993, lot 306 £800-1000
168.    AN ENGLISH PARTISAN FOR THE GUARD OF QUEEN VICTORIA (1819, 1837-1901)
with tapering central blade of flattened-diamond section, the base of broad crescentic form incorporating two pairs of short straight ribbon-like lugs, threaded base, moulded socket, large pierced collar, the head painted with the Royal arms on each face in blue and gold, on its original wooden haft with iron shoe, and an early tassel
70.0 cm; 27 1/2 in head

Provenance
Robin Wigington (1932-2002) £700-900
169.    **A CENTRAL EUROPEAN SILVER-ENCRUSTED IRON WAR HAMMER (NADZIAK), MID-17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY POLISH
with spirally moulded hammer head formed as a turban, down-curved rear fluke tapering to a point, decorated throughout with silver scrolls and beadwork (rubbed), on a later haft with later silver terminals, the grip carved with a trellis designs and studded with minute silver nails
70.5 cm; 27 3/4 in overall
£400-600
170.    A PARTISAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering terminal blade of flattened diamond-section, the base of broad crescentic form incorporating two pairs of short straight ribbon-like lugs, plain tapering socket (head rusted), on a wooden haft
65.8 cm; 25 7/8 in head
£80-100
171.    A MAMELUKE-HILTED OFFICER'S SWORD RETAILED BY GILL, PRINCE'S STREET, SOHO, LONDON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with pipe-backed blade formed with a spear point, etched on one face 'Gill's warranted' within an oval, gilt-brass hilt decorated with a finely punched ground, comprising a pair of flat langets swelling towards the terminals, back-strap, and a pair of horn grip-scales retained by three pairs of gilt-brass rivets with circular washers (one missing) and the pommel pierced for a knot, in its gilt-brass scabbard with two large mounts formed as expanded flower heads, each fitted with a ring for suspension, signed on the locket, and with some early gilding throughout
85.5 cm; 33 5/8 in blade
£1000-1500
172.    A GEORGIAN NAVAL DIRK, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with long tapering blade formed with a central fuller on each face, etched and gilt with sprays of foliage on a blued panel over the lower half (worn), brass hilt moulded at the base and engraved with a band of foliage, grip decorated with a key pattern and lion mask pommel
37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in blade
£250-350
173.    AN 1885 PATTERN CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD
of regulation type, the blade with Ordnance marks at the forte including broad arrow, '87/89' and with the maker's details of Weyersburg and Kirschbaum of Solingen, iron hilt, composite grip, in its iron scabbard
87.7 cm; 34 1/2 in blade
£100-150
174.    A VICTORIAN RIFLE VOLUNTEER OFFICER'S SWORD BY PRATER & CO. CHARING CROSS AND AN 1897 PATTERN ROYAL ENGINEER'S OFFICER'S SWORD BY C. ROOK, WOOLWICH,
each of regulation type with etched blade with the maker's details at the forte, iron hilt, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, the first in its iron scabbard (areas of rust) and the second in its field service scabbard, together with a buff leather belt
the first: 84.0 cm; 33 in blade
(3) £150-200
175.    AN 1853 PATTERN CAVALRY SWORD AND A ROBE SWORD, 19TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, triple-bar hilt with chequered leather grips, in its iron scabbard (rusted); and the second with straight double-edged blade formed with a short central fuller, gilt-brass hilt, and the grip bound with plaited silver wire
the first: 90.0 cm; 35 1/2 in blade
the second: 71.0 cm; 28 in blade
(2) £150-200
176.    A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD,
of regulation type, with curved blade, stirrup hilt, wire-bound leather covered grip, in its iron scabbard with suspension rings (oxidised throughout)
84.0 cm; 33 in blade

£300-350
177.    A GEORGIAN OFFICER'S SWORD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with curved single-edged fullered blade of 1796 light cavalry type by Redell and Bate, gilt-brass stirrup hilt, wire-bound leather-covered grip, with a portion of its leather scabbard (perished, split) and a single gilt-brass mount
73.8 cm; 29 in blade
£200-250
178.    A VICTORIAN HIGHLAND OFFICER'S BROADSWORD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with double-edged blade formed with a pair of fullers on each face and retaining traces of etching including battle honours and the crowned Royal cypher, iron hilt of rounded bars carrying an alternating arrangement of rectangular and square panels each pierced with hearts, fluted bun-shaped pommel, early doeskin liner, red silk tassel, in its regulation steel scabbard and complete with leather cover stamped 'Wilkinson Pall Mall, London'
84.5 cm; 33 1/4 in blade
£400-500
179.    A COMPOSITE HIGHLAND OFFICER'S BROADSWORD, LATE18TH CENTURY
with early blade stamped 'Andrea Ferara' twice between a series of decorative cross marks and divided by an eyelash mark within a short fuller on each face (one face rubbed), iron hilt of flattened bars carrying an alternating arrangement of rectangular and square panels pierced with hearts and circles (one panel replaced), scrolling quillon, fluted bun-shaped pommel, early doeskin liner and silk tassel, with two iron scabbard mounts (the remainder of the scabbard missing) in a later leather sword cover
82.7 cm; 32 1/2 in blade

£400-600
180.    A FRENCH AN XIII HEAVY CAVALRY TROOPERS SWORD
of regulation type, with fullered blade retaining traces of arsenal inscription along the back-edge, struck with inspector's marks at the forte, regulation brass hilt, leather-covered retaining a small piece of its wire binding in its scabbard
96.2 cm; 37 7/8 in blade


£450-550
181.    A FRENCH MODEL 1854 CAVALRY SABRE WITH EARLIER BLADE DATED 1813
of regulation type, with fullered blade struck with inspector's marks at the forte, regulation brass four-bar hilt, wire-bound leather-covered grip, in its iron scabbard
94.3 cm; 37 1/8 in blade

See Ariès 1967, 2 fascicule.
£300-400
182.    A HANOVERIAN FOOTMAN'S LIVERY, CIRCA 1820-33
comprising a full-skirted single-breasted coat of scarlet cloth, the collar, fronts and lower edges of the skirts, pocket-flaps, sleeves and arm-holes richly trimmed with rows of wide and narrow gold lace, showing lights of blue velvet between, large flat gilt buttons, indented with a crown within an ornate border, hook and eye fastenings to upper part of fronts, the scarlet area of collar now partly covered with black silk; together with a companion waistcoat of blue cloth, also trimmed with gold lace, thirteen small buttons to front of the same pattern as those on the coat; and a pair of knee breeches of fine scarlet cloth, fastened at the knee with a row of gilt lace and three gilt buttons bearing Guelphic crown above mantling and the Hanoverian motto 'Nec Aspera Terrent'
(3)

A number of similar uniforms were sold Sotheby's Hanover, 5th-15th October 2005 some of which were named and variously dated 1820-33.
£2500-3500
183.    AN ENGLISH OR FLEMISH CLOSE HELMET, CIRCA 1560
with one-piece skull rising to a high roped medial comb pierced at its apex with a later hole to receive a spike on which to mount a funerary crest, and visor, upper bevor and lower bevor attached to it by common dome-headed pivots, the forward-sloping visor formed beneath its centrally-divided vision-slit with an inward-turned step, pierced at its front with eight small circular ventilation-holes and fitted at its right side with a baluster-ended lifting-peg that also serves as the pull to release a spring-catch that engages a hole in the lower bevor, the latter cut with a notch to accommodate the lifting-peg of the visor, fitted at the right of the chin with a further spring-catch (lacking its pull-release) to engage a hole in the lower edge of the upper bevor, and pierced at the right its neck with a hole to attach a swivel-hook to engage a pierced stud projecting from the front of the skull, the lower edges of both the skull and lower bevor flanged outwards to receive missing gorget-plates, the helmet decorated to either side of its comb and at the upper edge of its upper bevor with recessed bands, and at the upper edges of its visor and upper bevor respectively with partial and full turns, roped in the latter case, the whole covered with grey funerary paint now in part corroded and flaking
31.0 cm; 12¼ in

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

The helmet owes its survival to having been suspended over an English tomb as part of an heraldic achievement.

It at one time formed part of the collection assembled at Worden Hall, Lancashire, by Sir William ffarington (c. 1704-81) after 1765. It is unlikely to have formed a part of the Hall's indigenous armoury which was sequestered by Parliament in 1643 (ffarington 1856, p. 93), although it is said that a helmet - very likely the present lot - together with other pieces, did service as a funerary achievement that was eventually removed from the ffarington Chapel in Leyland Church in 1816 (De Cosson & Burgess 1881, p. 591).

An 18th century inventory of the collection is preserved in New Zealand while three of the 19th century are preserved in private hands in England. The collection was sold by a local auctioneer in 1948.

Two late 16th century jacks of plate and an associated pair of plate-sleeves from the same collection were sold in these rooms, 7th December 2016, lots 511-13.

Literature
S. M. ffarington, The ffarington Papers, Chetham Society, 1856, p. 93.
A. de Cosson & W. Burgess, "Catalogue of the Exhibition of Ancient Helmets and Examples of Mail", Archaeological Journal, Vol. XXXVII, 1881, p. 591. £4000-5000
184.    A SHOT-PROOF BREASTPLATE, POSSIBLY GERMAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY
formed in one medially-ridged piece, its deep narrow neck-opening, its arm-openings and its lower edge in each case flanged outwards and bordered by large stitch-holes, each side of the chest fitted with a mushroom-headed stud to receive the shoulder-straps of the accompanying backplate, and each side of the waist fitted with a hook to restrain a waist-belt, the left of the chest struck with the proof-mark of a musket-bullet (the edge of the left arm-opening slightly bruised and the surface of the whole heavily oxidized overall)
38.0 cm; 15 in

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information concerning the Worden Hall collection £200-300
185.    A NORTH EUROPEAN HARQUEBUSIER'S BACKPLATE, POSSIBLY ENGLISH, MID-17TH CENTURY
formed in one piece with a raised neck-opening and outward flanged lower edge, fitted at each shoulder with a scaled strap (the left lacking its pierced terminal scale), and at each side of the waist with the remains of a belt (the waist-flange cracked at its right end and the surface of the whole heavily oxidized overall)
38.5 cm; 15¼ in

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information relating to the Worden Hall collection £200-300
186.    A ZISCHÄGGE, PROBABLY GERMAN OR DUTCH, MID-17TH CENTURY
with a one-piece hemispherical skull embossed with six radiating ribs, fitted at its apex with a pierced finial and circular washer, at its brow with a flat obtusely pointed peak struck at its front with two indistinct marks and pieced at its rear with a rectangular hole to accommodate a sliding nasal-bar secured at the brow by a rectangular staple and locking-screw, and at the nape with a broad obtusely pointed neck-guard of four upward-overlapping lames (cheek-pieces missing; some slight bruising; the whole oxidised and moderately pitted overall)
24.0 cm; 9½ in

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information concerning the Worden Hall collection £400-600
187.    A COMB MORION, PROBABLY ENGLISH OR FLEMISH, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
with rounded two-piece crown joined along the crest of a high medial comb, and an integral downturned brim rising to an acute point front and rear and formed with a plain inward turned edge, the base of the crown encircled by nine (originally ten) round-headed lining-rivets with brass rosette washers and fitted at the nape with a later tubular plume-tube (the crown bruised at the centre of its left side; the brim cracked towards the rear of the same side; the whole rusted overall)
26.5 cm; 10⅜ in

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information concerning the Worden Hall collection. £200-300
188.    AN ARMET, 19TH OR 20TH CENTURY IN THE SOUTH GERMAN SYTLE OF CIRCA 1510-15
with a rounded skull rising to a triple medial comb and fitted at each side with a pair of cheek-pieces hinged at the rear and overlapped and fastened to one another at the chin by a swivel-hook and stud, and a pivoted visor of "bellows" form with a stepped centrally-divided vision-slit and pierced between transverse ridges with numerous small ventilation-holes arranged in rows, the lower edges of the skull and cheek-pieces formed with an internally-hollowed rim, separately attached and designed to lock over and rotate on the upper edge of a collar (the surface bearing superficial corrosion overall)
27.0 cm; 10⅝ in £300-500
189.    A MITTEN GAUNTLET FOR THE LEFT HAND, LATE 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY, IN THE SOUTH GERMAN STYLE OF THE MID-15TH CENTURY
formed of a short, slightly flared and round-ended cuff open at its inside and formed in one with a metacarpal-plate that is linked via a knuckle-plate to a single-round-ended finger-plate, decorated in all parts with soft horizontal flutes, and fitted internally with a buff leather lining-glove having attached to its thumb a scaled thumb-defence also decorated with flutes (the whole with light mottle pitting overall); together with a matching lining-glove and thumb-defence of its former pair
24.0 cm; 9⅝? in long

Provenance
Bashford Dean, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (sold Christie's London, 23 November 1960, part of lot 358).
R. T. Gwynn, Epsom

The present lot, which Christie's had in 1960 acknowledged to be a restoration, was separated by Gwynn from its authentic pair which was eventually sold separately by him through Christies, London, 24 April 2001, lot 63. £200-300
190.    A PAIR OF ENGLISH SABATONS OF MAIL AND PLATE BY RAYMOND BARTEL, CIRCA 1934-9, IN THE SOUTH GERMAN STYLE OF THE LATE 15TH CENTURY
each formed of a rear lame fitted with three studs to attach it within the lower edge of a greave, and pierced at its front with small holes to receive a broad strip of mail (cut from an oriental mail shirt of riveted and solid rings) that connect it to similar holes pierced within the rear edge of a long toe cap that narrows to its rounded end and is decorated medially with a spray of embossed flutes (one with a few small spots of active rust)
Each 23.5 cm; 9¼ in long
(2)

Provenance
William Randolph Hearst, St Donat's Castle, Wales
R. T. Gwynn, Epsom

The sabatons were made by Raymond Bartel, armourer to William Randolph Hearst, to complete for the latter a Nuremberg armour of about 1500 bought by him from Schloss Erbach in 1930, and bearing the arms of Kunz Schott von Hellingen, Burggraf von Rothenburg, (d. 1526). They were acquired with the armour by Gwynn in 1953, but remove by him at some time before 1958.

Literature
R. E. Oakeshott, The Archaeology of Weapons, London, 1960, pl. 15
R. T. Gwynn, Privately circulated manuscript catalogue of the collection of the author, Part 1- Arms and Armour, 1990, cat. No A 49 (several illustrations) £150-200
191.    A STEEL TARGET WITH EMBOSSED AND CHASED DECORATION, 19TH CENTURY IN THE ITALIAN STYLE OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY
of circular, gently convex form, rising slightly at its centre to a six-sided pyramidal spike riveted through a radially fluted washer set within a similarly fluted circular panel surrounded by classical and medieval warriors separated by pairs of adorsed dolphins, all embossed and chased in low relief, and contained within a recessed border accompanying an inward-turned and file-roped edge, and each side fitted with rivets for the attachment of missing enarmes (the top right of the target showing a small soft-solder repair; the whole lightly pitted and patinated overall)
59.5 cm; 23⅜ in diameter £700-900
192.    AN ELECTROPTYPE COPY, 20TH CENTURY, OF A "GOTHIC" BEVOR BY LORENZ HELMSCHMIED OF AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1485
formed of a medially-ridged main plate strongly shaped to the chin, projecting downwards over the neck and chest and fitted at its upper edge with an articulate face-plate (now attached by screws), the face-plate formed with a bold outward turn at its upper edge and cusping at its lower edge, the lower extension of the main plate formed with applied, fretted, punched and engraved borders at its laterally cusped edges which converge to a truncated lower end with a projecting key to engage a staple in an associated breastplate, all but the border tin-plated (with scratched at some points)
29.5 cm; 11⅝ in

PROVENANCE
R. T. Gwynn, Epsom

The bevor is an electrotype copy of one associated with a cuirass in the Hofjagd- und Rustkammer, Vienna, A 79, made for the Emperor Maximilian I by Lorenz Helmschmied of Augsburg, circa 1485 (B. Thomas & O. Gamber, Katalog der Leibrustkammer, I Teil, Vienna, 1976, p. 99, pl. 42.

The electrotype was shown for a while with a sallet believed to have been made by Helmschmied for the Emperor Maximilian I, that Gwynn acquired in 1953 from the collection of William Randolph Hearst at St Donat's Castle, Wales, and subsequently sold to Ronald S. Lauder, New York, in 2002 ( R. Lauder & R. Price, The Ronald S. Lauder Collection, Munich, London & New York, 2011, p 75, fig 13 & 62) £200-300
193.    A MINIATURE FULL ARMOUR IN LATE 15TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
of polished aluminium including helmet, two piece breast-plate, pendent tassets, a pair of full arm defences, mitten gauntlets, a pair of full leg-defences with pointed sabatons, complete with sword, on a wooden stand
55.0 cm; 21 3/4 in high £80-100
194.    A MINIATURE FULL ARMOUR IN NORTH EUROPEAN 17TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
of polished aluminium including helmet with barred visor, breastplate with medial ridge, a pair of knee-length tassets, full arm defences with fingered gauntlets, complete with a crossbow, on a wooden stand
46.0 cm; 18 1/8 in high £80-100
195.    AN ENGLISH SADDLE AND PAIR OF HOLSTERS, LATE 17TH CENTURY
the first of wood covered with tanned leather bearing tooled decoration around is edges and joins, and lined on its underside with linen stuffed with wool, its forepart rising to a central rounded pommel (worn) and fitted to either side of it with a semi-circular bow-plate, and its rear rising to a low broad cantle, each side fitted with an iron stirrup suspended from a strap and formed with a tread of three bars, and the space in front of the bow-plates each fitted with an iron staple to attach the holsters; the latter each of tanned leather and straight and tubular in form, narrowing to its lower end and closed with a stitched seam on its inside, its upper end fitted with a strap that encircles it through four loops and connects to its pair, and the outside in each case fitted with a long, broad cover of tanned leather (the left detached; both suffering some tears and minor losses) fitted at mid-height with a shallow triangular pocket, and bearing tooled decoration around its edge and lined with similar leather over coarse linen canvas
(3)

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information relating to the Worden Hall collection £2000-3000
196.    ELEMENTS OF A RARE HORSE CAPARISON, FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ENGLISH
of velvet-covered leather (extensive wear, perished), retaining eight gilt-brass plaques decorated in an openwork design with the owner's arms within an oval foliate frame, six with his crest framed en suite, numerous gilt brass rectangular bosses, flowers, small foliate panels and buckles, and the brass elements remaining in generally good condition

Provenance
Sotheby's, 9th February 1970, lot 110.

The arms are those of Sir John Parsons (1613-1717) and his son, Humphrey Parsons (circa 1676-1741).

Sir John Parsons was from a prosperous London brewing family. He was proprietor of the Red Lion brewery in East Smithfield and his operations included export and naval contracting. He was knighted by James II and became a prominent figure in Civic London, being alderman (from 1689), lord mayor (1703-4), and a member of parliament for Reigate in 1685 and from 1689 almost continuously to his death in 1717. He was a pronounced Tory with Jacobite leanings. His third and only surviving son Humphrey inherited the brewery and followed his father, becoming alderman (1721), sheriff (1722-3), and twice lord mayor of London (1730, 1740), as well as master of the Grocers' Company (1726-31) and president of the Bethlem and the Bridewell hospitals. He was a member of parliament for Harwich (1722-7) and London (from 1727 until his death in 1741). His great personal popularity in London added significantly to his political importance as its member of parliament. Humphrey was a keen horseman and is described as being passionately addicted to the hunt as well as keeping a 'brilliant stable', which is borne out by the sumptuous nature of the present caparison.

Humphrey continued his father's success at the Red Lion Brewery and it became one of the four largest breweries in the capital in the second quarter of the eighteenth century. He handled the principle export trade in beer to France, its success no doubt driven largely by his goods being exempted from import duty. This exemption was a privilege bestowed on him by Louis XV, when he came to the king's notice during a hunt in France. Parsons's spirited English courser outstripped the rest, and, in contravention of the usual etiquette, brought him in at the death. In response to the king's enquiries, Parsons was maliciously described to him as 'un chevalier de Malte.' At an interview which followed, Parsons offered his horse, which had attracted the king's admiration, for his majesty's acceptance. The horse was accepted, and the king, who showed him every mark of favour, presented him with his portrait set in diamonds on 16 Feb. 1731. A broadside of 1741 entitled 'A Hymn to Alderman Parsons, our Lord Mayor,' describes him as a churchman, an incorruptible tory, and continues: in France he is respected / The French King does agree / That he should bring his beer / Over there duty free. Humphrey was a frequent visitor to France before this time and became one of the Pretender's most valued correspondents in London, though it is not clear precisely what services he was able to render beyond acting as a conduit for the introduction of Jacobite tracts. He died on 21 March 1741 during his second term as lord mayor, and was buried at Reigate. His popularity is suggested by a number of engravings published around the time of his death. £700-1000
197.    TWO ENGLISH CURB BITS, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
each with scrolling side-bars with slotted terminals, two-piece bit, and retaining its chains for attachment, together with a quantity of leather straps (the iron parts extensively oxidised)
the first 20.5 cm; 8 in overall

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection £300-500
198.    A PAIR OF ENGLISH POSTILION'S BOOTS, 18TH CENTURY
each of leather (the surface crackled and showing small losses) formed with rounded toes and open at its inside, its rear edge stiffened internally with an iron strip, its upper end lined with crimson buff leather over fine canvas (worn and showing some tears), its sole lined internally over slightly quilted white buff leather, the lower edge decorated with a narrow leather strip retained by brass-capped round-headed nails, the inner edges enclosed with leather strips sewn along their bracket-cut edges, and the upper edge fitted at its outside with two rectangular buckles issuing a side-by-side from a common leather tab
Each 49 cm; 19¼ in high
(2)

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information concerning the Worden Hall collection £500-700
199.    A PAIR OF ENGLISH HORSEMAN'S BOOTS, CIRCA 1700
each formed of five panels of tanned leather, with a high heel and square toes, its flared upper section fitted at one side of its rear with a loop (one partly detached and one torn away; both with some splits and holes)
Each 54 cm; 21¼ in high
(2)

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection

See lot ??? above [D942-21] for information concerning the Worden Hall collection £600-800
200.    A FRENCH FINELY EMBROIDERED HORSE BLANKET, MID-18TH CENTURY
a single side of yellow-gold velvet embroidered in silver thread with rococo designs of foliage, scrolls and shell ornament in low relief, and silver thread fringe enriched with silver thread bows (small losses)
114.0 cm;44 7/8 in wide £400-600
201.    A RARE EMBROIDERED BALDRIC FOR A SWORD, POSSIBLY ENGLISH LATE 17TH CENTURY
of leather faced with silk embroidered with a running pattern of flowers and foliage in yellow thread, and the edges with yellow thread fringe
£250-350
202.    A SPANISH SILVER HORSE BIT, 19TH CENTURY
with scrolling side bars, fitted with heavy chains involving foliate links, a celestial mask pendant, and iron mouth piece
21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in overall


£450-500
203.    TWO PAIRS OF SPANISH SILVER ROWEL SPURS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
each with curved heel band, moulded neck terminating in a monsterhead, and iron multi-spike rowels, one pair retaining its chains and buckles for attachment, the other with studs for straps
9.5 cm; 3 3/4 in and 15.5 cm 6 1/8 in
(4) £300-400
204.    THREE PAIRS OF CHILEAN ROWEL SPURS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
each fitted with iron multi-spiked rowel, white metal neck and heel-band, the latter with pierced terminals for straps
(6) £80-100
205.    A LARGE GROUP OF ROWEL SPURS, MAINLY SOUTH AMERICAN, LATE 18TH TO 20TH CENTURIES
the first with large iron multi-spike rowel, openwork neck, faceted heel-band pierced for straps; the second with large iron multi-spike rowel, neck and heel-band inlaid with white metal bands; the third with iron rowel and iron neck and heel-band inlaid with white metal bands; the fourth similar; the fifth with multi-spike iron rowel, openwork neck, and arched heel-band; and twenty-three further spurs
(28)
£150-200
206.    BETHAN, REVEREND WILLIAM, Genealogical tables of the sovereigns of the world, from the earliest to the present period; exhibiting in each table their immediate successors, collateral branches, and the duration of their respective reigns; so constructed as to form a series of chronology
London 1795, later boards (worn)

£80-100
207.    A large group of journals comprising 40 volumes of the Canadian Journal of Arms Collecting (1963-2003) in 167 individual publications; 8 volumes of the American Society of Arms Collectors full bound in light brown morocco with gilt lettering on spines, comprising bulletins 1-75 and index for bulletins 1-70 (1955-1997), all in good condition; 51 individual bulletins of the American Society of Arms Collectors (1971-2015); and together with three further publications £200-300
208.    AKEHURST, Richard, Sporting Guns (1968); BLACKMORE, Howard L., English Pistols (1985); BLAIR, Claude, European & American Arms (1962); HAYWARD, J. F., European Firearms of the V&A (1955); HAYWARD, J. F., The Art of Gunmaking (1963; 1965), 2 volumes; PETERSON, Harold L, Encyclopedia of Firearms (1967); PETERSON, Howard L., The Book of Guns (1966); G. Michael & PHILPOTT, Fiona, Early European Hand-Firearms in Liverpool Museum (1992); RICKETTS, Howard, Firearms (1972); RIMER, Graeme, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries (2001); SVENNINGSEN, Ved Sten, Militaere Flintaspistoler: Danish Norwegian military Flintlockpistols (1979) £60-80
209.    ANSTRUTHER, Ian, The Knight at the Umbrella: An Account of the Eglinton Tournament-1839 (1963); BOCCIA, Lionello Giorgio, L'Armeria del Museo Civico Medievale di Bologna (1991); FLIEGEL, Stephen N., Arms & Armour in The Cleveland Museum of Art (1998); GODOY, Jose-A. & LEYDI, Silvio, Parures Triomphales: Le manierisme dans l'art de l'armure italienne (2003); HAYWARD, J.F., European Armour of the V&A (1951; 1965), two editions; NORMAN, A.V.B., Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour Supplement (1986); MANN, James (foreword), Exhibition of Armour made in the Royal Workshops at Greenwich (1951); MANN, James (foreword), Exhibition of Arms, Armour and Militaria at the Tower of London (1952); MANN, James, Wallace Collection Catalogues, European Arms and Armour: Part III Supplement to Parts I and II (1945); MANN, James, Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armour (1962), two volumes; PATTERSON, Angus, Fashion and Armour in Renaissance Europe (2009); SCHOEBEL, Johannes (introduction), Staatliche Kungstsammlungen Dresden Bildheft (1967); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Wapens & harnassen / Armes & Armures (1992); a reprint of VON KIENBUSCH, Carl Otto, The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection of Armor and Arms (1963) bound in full dark green morocco with gilt lettering on spine; WALLER, J.G., Arms & Armour: A Lecture Delivered to the London Institution (1871); £60-80
210.    DI CARPEGNA, Nolfo di (ed.), Le armi Odescalchi (1976); MAVRODIN, Valentin (compiled by), Fine Arms from Tula (1977); MODENSA, Denise & RIMER, Graeme, RICHARDSON, Thom & COOPER, J. P. D, Henry VIII Arms and Armour (2009); ROTASSO, Gianrodolfo, L'onore delle armi (2001); SARGEAUNT, B.E., Weapons (1908); VARIOUS AUTHORS, Le armi degli Estensi: La collezione di Konopiste (1986); together with a large quantity of further volumes on arms and armour, exhibition catalogues and guides and catalogues of castle collections £40-60
211.    A large group of auction catalogues comprising 36 volumes from Spink London, Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals and Militaria (1994-2007); 44 volumes from Christie's South Kensington on Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria (1984-2004); 18 volumes from Christie's King Street St James's on Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria (1972-2006); and 11 volumes from various Christie's locations (1984-1988) £30-50
212.    A large group of auction catalogues comprising 24 volumes from Thomas Del Mar Ltd, Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria (2005-2017); 33 volumes from Morton & Eden on Medals, Orders and Decorations (2003-2017); and 64 volumes from Sotheby's including three volumes of the Hanover Sales (1984-2005) £40-60
213.    A large group of auction catalogues comprising 76 volumes from Bonhams, Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria (1999-2017) and 52 volumes from a large number of auction houses and private dealers including Anthony Cribb Ltd, Dix Noonan Web, Glendining's, Lyon & Turnbull, Phillips, Sworders and Wallis & Wallis £30-50
214.     LARCHENKO, M.N. (ed.), Dutch Guns in Russia (1996); MARTENS B.J. & DE VRIES, G., Hartmans' Dutch Gunmakers from the 15th to the 20th century (2006); PUYPE, J.P. et al., The Visser Collection: Arms of the Netherlands in the Collection of H.L. Visser (5 volumes); VISSER, H.L. & BAILEY, D.W. (eds.), Aspects of Dutch Gunmaking: A Collection of Essays (1997) £250-350
215.    A large group of publications and journals comprising 34 volumes of the Park Lane Arms Fair Guide (1982-2017); 7 volumes of the Royal Armouries Yearbook (1996-2001); 23 volumes of the Royal Armouries Journal (2004-2015); 33 volumes of the Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft fur Historische Waffen- und Kostumkunde (1984-2016); Burgess, E. Martin, The Mail-maker's Technique (reprinted from The Antiquaries Journal, Volume 33); VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Art of The Armourer (1963); 2 volumes on arms and armour from the Scottish Art Review; 4 volumes from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin; together with a number of printed articles, publications and magazines on arms and armour £30-50
216.    A large collection of guides and journals comprising 16 volumes of the London Antique Arms Fair Guide (2001-2013); 17 volumes of Classic Arms & Militaria incorporating The Gun Collector (2005-2010); 32 volumes of the Military Collector & Historian Journal of the Company of Military Historians (1997-2004); 2 volumes of the Military Collector & Historian Journal full bound in blue morocco with gilt lettering on spines, comprising volumes 45-48 (1993-1996), in good condition; BAILEY, DeWitt, British Military Flintlock Rifles 1740-1840 (2002); BROOKER, R.E. Jr., British Military Pistols 1603-1888 (1978); TROIANI, Don, Military Buttons of the American Revolution (2001); sixteen further volumes on militaria; Vol45 (1993) - Vol 56 (2004) - Vol 11 (2005) - Vol 17 (2010) Various Military Collector & Historian
Slough John (Ed.) London Antique Fair Guide (2002-2013) (16 Volumes) £40-60
217.    A RARE PAIR OF CALLIPERS, 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FOR ARTILLERY
of blackened iron, formed of a pair of folding arms with strongly curved terminals, each struck with a series of marks, the letters 'GK' within a rectangle and a flowerhead, one fitted with a sliding bar acting on a bracket, and retained by a later threaded hook
55.0 cm; 21 3/4 in overall
£180-220
218.    A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL HOLSTERS FOR PISTOLS, MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FRENCH
of stitched brown leather, fitted with engraved brass basal terminals and matching collars, and one retaining its buff leather-covered flap applied with a brass crescent
35.0 cm; 13 3/4 in
£250-350
219.    TWO PAIRS OF CALLIPERS, 17TH AND LATE18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FOR ARTILLERY
of blackened iron, the first formed of a pair of straight folding arms, one fitted with a curved sliding bar passing through the other (thumb-screw missing, pitted), and with delicate filed ornament; and the second formed of a pair of curved arms of flattened section, narrowing towards the tips
the first: 56.0 cm; 22 in overall
(2)
£150-200
220.    A MINIATURE ARMSTRONG MUZZLE-LOADING GUN AND A MINIATURE FIELD GUN IN LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY STYLE, 20TH CENTURY
the first formed in four stepped stages, with slender trunnions, and rounded cascable drawn-out to a button; on a stepped wooden carriage; the second with multi-stage barrel divided by turned bands, on its wooden carriage with trail and two spoked wheels
the first: 29.5 cm; 11 5/8 in barrel
1.5 cm; 5/8 in bore
(2) £200-300
221.    A MINIATURE BRASS NAVAL CANNON IN LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY STYLE AND A MINIATURE FIELD CANNON IN 19TH CENTURY STYLE
the first with tapering three-stage barrel swelling at the muzzle and formed with raised mouldings, globose cascable, on its stepped brass carriage with brass trucks, the second formed in three stepped stages, with globose button, on its brass field carriage
the first: 26.4 cm; 10 3/8 in barrel
1.6 cm; 5/8 in bore
£150-250
222.    A BRASS SIGNAL CANNON, 18TH CENTURY
with tapering multi-stage barrel, moulded at the muzzle, with raised bands, plain vent fields, drawn out to a globous cascable and a plain trunnion, on an 18th Century carved wooden carriage with hardwood trucks, the cheeks carved with foliage and fitted with brass cap-squares (one cheek cracked)
75.5 cm 29 1/4 in £1500-2000
223.    A RARE TWIN GUNPOWDER CANISTER BY G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY, 19TH CENTURY
formed of two sheet iron canisters with tapering bases, each fitted with brass nozzle with graduated optic with signed brass lever, the latter incorporating a loop for a lock, with hinged lids, one with additional inner with brass threaded cover, and with a pierced back-plate for fixing to the wall (one piercing bent and broken out)
35.5 cm; 14 in high £250-350
224.    A SMALL PRIMING FLASK FOR THE 6TH BATTALION OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, CIRCA 1790-1815
of polished horn, with brass nozzle with spring cut-off, brass basal cap engraved '6RRAB' and '5/33', and two loops
21.0 cm; 8 3/8 in

These flasks were in use circa 1790-1815. Other examples are preserved at the Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson. See Blackmore 1976, p. 182, no. 270. £250-300
225.    A RUSSIAN POWDER HORN, MID-19TH CENTURY
of polished cow horn, fitted with brass nozzle struck with an arsenal mark including an anchor on the inside, spring cut-off, shaped brass basal cap fitted with wooden stopper, and two brass rings for suspension
38.0 cm; 15 in
£180-250
226.    A CONTINENTAL POWDER-FLASK, MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FRENCH
of pear-shaped cow horn, formed in two halves, the inner flat and the outer rounded, fitted with removable threaded brass nozzle with spring cut-off, four brass loops for suspension, and with an early cord
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in

£250-350
227.    A DOUBLE POWDER-FLASK, EARLY 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY ENGLISH
with tapering horn body of oval section, and pewter top with two moulded nozzles, each with a hinged cap (basal cap missing, worn)
15.5 cm; 6 in high

Provenance
Sir William ffarington, Worden Hall, Lancashire
A private English collection £300-500
228.    A NORTH EUROPEAN POWDER HORN, DATED 1773, PROBABLY SCANDINAVIAN
of flattened cow horn, the outer face lightly incised with the date, fitted with moulded brass closure with iron spring, wooden basal cap, and the inner-face with a small square hinged brass loop for suspension
18.0 cm; 7 1/8 in
£250-300
229.    A GERMAN COMBINED WHEEL-LOCK SPANNER, TURNSCREW AND POWDER-MEASURE, 17TH CENTURY
with triangular head formed with three spanner apertures and a turn screw, moulded shank pierced with a series of holes engaging a sprung stud on the faceted outer cover, the latter forming the power-measure, with a loop for suspension
18.0 cm; 7 1/8 in


£300-500
230.    A COMBINATION TOOL, TWO-WAY FLASK AND THREE BULLET MOULDS, 19TH CENTURY, AND FURTHER TOOLS
the first including nipple-wrench and pricker, the second of brass, fitted with adjustable nozzle and base compartment for caps; a 20 bore bullet mould and two further moulds; two turnscrews, two nipple wrenches and three tins for percussion caps
£150-250
231.    A POWDER MEASURE, A SHOT MEASURE AND A RELOADING TOOL, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the first and second by G. & J. W. Hawksley for large calibre sporting guns, with brass spoons and turned hardwood grips and the third by the same, with brass body stamped '577' and '500'
the first: 13.2 cm; 5 1/4 in overall
(3) £200-300
232.    A BRASS BULLET MOULD AND THREE CLEARING RODS, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first for 48 bore revolver bullets and ball, the second and third of turned wood, the fourth of steel and a turnscrew
the first: 12.5 cm; 5 in overall
(5)
£150-250
233.    FIVE TURNSCREWS AND TWO NIPPLE WRENCHES
together with two cleaning jags, a brush and a brass cleaning rod for a pistol
(12) £150-200
234.    A COPPER PISTOL FLASK BY G & J HAWKSLEY, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY AND OTHER TOOLS FOR PISTOLS
the first of copper with brass nozzle and spring cut-off; together with two clearing rods, two pistol ramrods with horn and brass tips respectively, a 25 bore bullet mould, three tins for percussion caps and a small pistol-flask
the first: 17.0 cm; 6 3/4 in
(10)
£180-250
235.    A NICKEL GAME COUNTER, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
the face with sixty divisions numbered in fives, with button-shaped clicker, and small ring for suspension
6.0 cm; 2 3/8 in high
£250-350
236.    A POWDER-FLASK AND A CHARGE FLASK BY G.& J.W. HAWKSLEY, SHFFIELD, 19TH CENTURY AND FURTHER ACCESSORIES
the first of embossed brass, decorated with a basket weave design incorporating a trophy of game birds, fitted with graduated nozzle (spring defective); the second of copper; a further copper charge flask; a leather shot-flask; a 36 bore bullet mould; two cleaning rods; a nipple wrench; wad cutter; and further accessories
the first: 21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in overall
(16) £200-300
237.    AN ALLPORT PATENT IMPROVED PERCUSSION CAP DISPENSER AND TWO BARREL WRENCHES, 19TH CENTURY AND FURTHER ACCESSORIES
the first of brass stamped 'S Allport Improved' and fitted with blued spring, the second and third for pocket pistols, together with a bullet mould and two turnscrews
7.7 cm; 3 in diameter
(7) £200-300
238.    A B.S.A. IMPROVED MODEL D AIR RIFLE, NO. 61134, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
together with a pair of leather gaiters, a trench knife, a trench mace and a German bayonet
the first 72.3 cm; 28 1/2 in barrel
(6) £300-400
239.    A FITTED OAK CASE FOR A SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER, LAST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
lined in blue baize (label removed, key escutcheon missing), the lid with brass escutcheon and complete with tis key
24.0 cm; 9 1/2 in long, external
£100-150
240.    SIX VARIOUS CASES, 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
suitable for pistols, five lined and fitted, two applied with engraved silver plaques
(6) £250-300
241.    A 6MM CASED PIN FIRE SIX-SHOT REVOLVER, CIRCA 1880
with octagonal sighted barrel, plain frame and cylinder, folding trigger, nickel-plated throughout, and ivory grip-scales, in its contoured case lined in pink silk (light wear)
5.2 cm; 2 in barrel
£200-300
242.    TWO RELOADING TOOLS AND A COMBINATION TOOL, 19TH CENTURY
the first of brass incorporating a lever acting on a cartridge body mould with spike, the second for caps, of brass, stamped '12', with its former; and the third with brass body with cap, containing a brush, jag and a small turnscrew
the first: 8.5 cm; 3 3/8 in high
(3)
£200-300
243.    A SILVER HUNTING-FLASK, TWO LEATHER PISTOL HOLSTERS AND A LEATHER BINOCULAR CASE, 20TH CENTURY
the first of tapering form, with hinged cap, in its leather case by H. Greaves; the second embossed 'HRT'; the third for a model 1914 pistol and the fourth of brown leather
the first: 20.8 cm; 8 1/4 in overall
(4)
£100-120
244.    **A SPANISH ALMARADA DAGGER, CLASP KNIFE (NAVAJA) AND ANOTHER KNIFE, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
the first with stout tapering blade of square-section, moulded at the base, short quillon with faceted button-shaped terminal, and curved faceted horn grip swelling towards the pommel, the latter fitted with an iron foliate cap; the second of characteristic type, with engraved folding blade including brief inscription on one face, and brass body pierced and engraved with traditional ornament; and the third with engraved flat blade, engraved brass hilt, and horn grip inlaid with slender brass panels and brass wire
the first: 20.5 cm; 8 in blade
(3)

For a discussion of the first see Alfonso 2004, pp. 5-6. £200-300
245.    **A SPANISH PLUG BAYONET DATED 1772
with broad straight blade stamped 'Ano de 1772' and with the Royal cypher of Carlos III within a full length fuller on the respective faces, iron hilt comprising a pair of straight moulded quillons and turned horn grip with bulbous base
24.5 cm; 9 5/8 in blade

£300-400
246.    **A SPANISH COWHORN POWDER-FLASK, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with curved body formed with a flat inner face to fit against the body, fitted with iron basal cap, iron belt hook with pierced shaped bracket, and brass nozzle with iron spring cut-off and base
26.5 cm; 10 1/2 in overall

£150-200
247.    **A SPANISH CUP-HILT RAPIER, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with slender blade of diamond-section formed with a near full length fuller on each face, iron hilt comprising deep cup-guard with moulded brim, fitted with a finely pierced circular panel decorated with a running pattern of scrolling foliage and fruit, the inside with a circular panel pierced en suite, a pair of straight quillons with moulded button-shaped terminals, knuckle-guard with a central moulding and terminal en suite with the quillons, a pair of triangular écusson each with a vertical notched moulding, and compressed spherical pommel with moulded button, and the grip bound with plaited wire between iron collars
104.0 cm; 41 in blade

£400-500
248.    **A SPANISH LEFT-HAND DAGGER, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with slender blade of diamond-section for its upper third, the lower two thirds with scalloped edges and engraved on each face with a criss-cross design, rectangular ricasso hollowed on the inner face for the thumb and engraved with a pattern of rondels, formed with a pair of blade-catching arms parallel with the blade and formed en suite with the lower portion, iron hilt comprising a pair of straight slender quillons with moulded terminals, up-turned shell-guard decorated with a central pierced design of a feeding song bird in a framework of running foliage, the outside enclosed by pairs of bars joining to a single branch up-turned towards the flattened bun-shaped pommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire
40.7 cm; 16 in blade
£400-600
249.    **A MUSKET REST, 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with U-shaped iron head with scrolling terminals, tapering socket, early ash haft, perhaps the original, and conical iron socket
140.5 cm; 55 3/8 in overall
£200-250
250.    **A RARE SPANISH HUNTING POUCH AND BELT, FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
of buff leather, the pouch with provision for twelve charges and retaining eight cylindrical iron liners, with embroidered flap decorated with a shield supported by a pair of rampant lions within a framework of flowers and foliage (worn, losses), closed by the tabs with corresponding toggles (two toggles missing), the belt decorated en suite, fitted with two buff leather bags for flint, each with cord closure (one bag incomplete), and an iron buckle, framed and glazed
111.0 cm; 43 3/4 in belt length
£600-800
251.    **A SPANISH STIRRUP, 17TH CENTURY
with octagonal tread incorporating a pierced chamber beneath, a pair of rectangular side panels with notched edges, each pierced with six holes and rising to a faceted bar and joined by a curved top bar, with an oval brass inventory tag '147'
21.0 cm; 8 1/4 in high

£200-300
252.    **A 15 BORE ANDALUSIAN SILVER-MOUNTED MIQUELET-LOCK SPORTING GUN BY FRA. CATAN, RONDA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with two-stage barrel retained by a single engraved silver band decorated with flowers and foliage, fitted with silver 'spider' fore-sight enriched with gold foliage, chiselled and gilt girdle, stamped with a series of gold-lined decorative marks and the punzónes of Bustindui at the breech (Neue Støckel 124 and 130), inlaid with a slender gold line, gold-lined vent, engraved grooved tang, engraved patilla lock stamped with the gold-lined punzón of Fracatan on the main plate and the outer face of the steel, the former inscribed 'Ronda' on the inside, the principle elements chiselled and engraved with scrolls and retaining some gilding, figured half-stock (the fore-end cracked on one side), 'Catalan' style butt, engraved silver mounts comprising flush-fitting openwork side-plate decorated with foliage, moulded ramrod-pipe on a foliate bed, fore-end cap and barrel band release, the latter applied with an engraved marine monster panel behind, engraved scrolling iron trigger-guard with a further punzón, and later horn-tipped ramrod
84.0 cm; 33 in barrel £2000-2500
253.    **A 15 BORE SPANISH MIQUELET-LOCK SPORTING GUN BY GUISASOLA, PROBABLY ANTONIO, 1770
with two-stage barrel retained by a single slender pierced iron band, fitted with gold 'spider' fore-sight enclosed by gold scrolls, chiselled girdle decorated with foliage and gilt scrolls, octagonal breech stamped with a series of gold-lined decorative marks and the gold-lined punzón of Domingo de Clabe and a further punzón including a dog and a hound (unclear), inlaid with a gold line and with gold-lined vent, the breech fitted with moulded silver back-sight on a saddle, engraved tang decorated with scrolling foliage, scroll-engraved bevelled miquelet-lock stamped with the gold-lined punzón of 'Guisola' and with engraved lock and bridle, figured half-stock (reduced from full stock), carved with scrolling foliage about the ramrod aperture and the tang, 'Catalan' style butt, engraved iron mounts comprising openwork side-plate decorated with foliage, trigger-guard with punzón en suite with the lock, and butt-plate with foliate terminal, and horn-tipped ramrod
95.5 cm; 37 5/8 in barrel

Antonio Guisasola is recorded in Eibar as a barrelmaker. His name is on a fowling piece made in 1796 that was presented to Carlos IV, now preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (acc. no. 16.135). See Lavin 1965, p. 262. £1800-2200
254.    **AN 18 BORE SPANISH MIQUELET-LOCK SPORTING GUN BY MIGUEL DE ZEGARRA, CIRCA 1780
with two-stage barrel retained by two slender pierced iron bands, fitted with gold 'spider' fore-sight, chiselled with foliage at the girdle, octagonal breech stamped with decorative marks, the punzón of Joaquin de Zelaya and a further mark, in a rectangle an eagle displayed, fitted with small silver back-sight on a slender saddle, engraved tang, signed lock with maker's punzón, engraved with border ornament and foliage on the tail, full stock carved with delicate mouldings ahead of the lock and about the tang, fluted butt, engraved iron mounts comprising solid side-plate, trigger-guard with engraved bud-shaped terminal and gold-lined punzón of Carlos Montargis (Neue Støckel 7922) within an engraved garland, and butt-plate with small scalloped tang (ramrod missing)
94.2 cm; 39 1/8 in barrel

Literature
James D. Lavin, A History of Spanish Firearms, 1965, p. 268 and 277.

Miguel de Segarra was a disciple of Gabriel de Algora in Madrid. He received his honorary appointment to Carlos III on 11th April 1768 and replaced Agustín Oritiz as regular on the latter's death on 11 July 1771. Both Joaquin de Zelaya and Carlos Montargis were apprenticed to Salvador Cenarro. See Lavin, op. cit. £1200-1800
255.    **A 15 BORE SPANISH PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY VICTOR ESTEBAN, DATED 1838
with octagonal sighted barrel punched and blued over its entire surface, retained by a pair of slender iron bands each incorporating a ramrod-pipe beneath, fitted with silver 'spider' fore-sight on a bed of gold scrolls, further gold scrolls over the breech and about the gold-lined punzónes of Bustindui at the breech (Neue Støckel 124 and 130, the latter unclear), finely engraved tang decorated with scrolling foliage on a matted ground, dated at the rear and with the maker's gold-lined punzón behind the breech, finely chiselled lock decorated with a pair of hounds in pursuit of a stag, marked en suite with the breech and with a waterfowl on the tail, chiselled hammer, figured full stock carved over the fore-end and with a low bud-shaped moulding about the tang, iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with foliate terminal and the bow struck with gold-lined punzón of Miguel de Zegarra, engraved flush-fitting foliate side-plate, engraved butt-plate, a pair of sling swivels, and horn-tipped ramrod
89.0 cm; 35 in barrel £1000-1500
256.    **A RARE 34 BORE SPANISH MIQUELET-LOCK BELT PISTOL, CIRCA 1645
with tapering octagonal barrel retained by a slender pierced iron band, flat patilla lock fitted with external mainspring, steel with screw-in fluted inner face, the cock bridle and steel bridle each with scalloped mouldings, full stock carved with three characteristic notches on the left of the breech, applied with pierced symmetrical iron panels beneath the lock, behind the tang and over the fore-end, the latter incorporating a sprung clip engaging the barrel band, the pommel fitted with iron cap, moulded around its circumference and with a pierced basal cap en suite, iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with writhen rear terminal and long plain belt hook (later ramrod)
15.5 cm; 6 1/8 in barrel

Literature
James D. Lavin, A History of Spanish Firearms, 1965, p. 252.

The iron mounts are patterned after contemporary arms of Brescia, see Lavin, op. cit.. £2500-3000
257.    **A 22 BORE RIPOLL BELT PISTOL FOR EXPORT, CIRCA 1775
with tapering barrel formed in two stages, moulded at the muzzle, chiselled girdle, stamped with a spurious gold-lined punzón involving a rampant lion at the breech, engraved tang, patilla lock fitted with external mainspring with moulded border, full stock moulded over the fore-end and opposite the lock, inlaid with silver openwork plaques about the tang on each side of the butt, a foliate panel beneath the fore-end and with a large expanded flowerhead on the pommel, the latter bound by a moulded silver band, silver mounts comprising trigger-guard with foliate terminal and writhen belt hook, silver ramrod-pipe and silver fore-end band (ramrod missing)
15.0 cm; 6 in barrel

Literature
James D. Lavin, A History of Spanish Firearms, 1965, p. 272.


£1500-1800
258.    **A 20 BORE SPANISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY DIEGO ESQUIBEL, MADRID, DATED 1704 AND 1706
with tapering barrel formed in three stages, moulded at the muzzle and girdle, the median polygonal and engraved with alternate panels of foliage and small central diamond-shaped panels, signed and dated octagonal breech engraved with scrollwork and struck with the maker's gold-lined punzónes, scroll-engraved tang, signed and dated lock with a single gold-lined punzón, engraved with scrolling foliage on the tail, full stock carved with a moulding behind the rear ramrod-pipe and about the tang, iron mounts comprising finely pierced and chiselled side-plate decorated with scrolling foliage inhabited by serpents, spurred pommel engraved with border ornament and with a warrior profile on the cap, engraved trigger-guard with foliate terminal (engraving worn), a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes and later ramrod
31.4 cm; 12 1/8 in barrel

Diego Esquibel is recorded manufacturing firearms around 1694. He enjoyed an outstanding reputation in Spain and his reputation outside that country is evident by the number of German forgeries of Spanish barrels that bear his name. See Lavin 1965, p. 259. £2000-2500
259.    **A 20 BORE CATALAN MIQUELET-LOCK PISTOL, RIPOLL, LATE 17TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in two stages, moulded at the muzzle, the forward section with a slender central rib and engraved with foliage at each end, reeded breech, engraved tang (rubbed), patilla lock of characteristic type with chiselled scalloped bridles and engraved details, the steel stamped 'Prat' on the outer face, full stock encased in sheet brass embossed with a running pattern of foliage on a punched ground, characteristic ball butt, the decoration left void in imitation of a sideplate opposite the lock, spurred iron trigger-guard, and early iron ramrod, probably the original
22.5 cm; 8 7/8 in barrel

The mark on this pistols lock is also recorded in the Pauilhac Collection. A number of barrels and gunlock makers in Ripoll with this name are recorded, see Graells 1983, p. 157 no. 171 and pp. 179-180.
£2000-2500
260.    **AN 18 BORE SPANISH SILVER-MOUNTED PERCUSSION PISTOL, CIRCA 1840 REBUILT FROM A MIQUELET-LOCK BY ALONSO MUÒOZ, SEVILLE, CIRCA 1780
with blued barrel formed in two stages, swamped towards the muzzle and inlaid with gold scrolls, chiselled median, inscribed in gold over the breech 'Sonde Sr Comendar/Fr Dn, Fra.co drueda/y Barryentos', struck with the maker's gold-lined punzónes, engraved tang, engraved lock with chiselled and engraved elements, including external mainspring decorated with scrolls and a flower on the underside and hammer with gilt bridle, figured full stock carved with scrolling foliage ahead of the lock, and about the tang, full silver mounts comprising solid side-plate cast and chased with rococo scrollwork, trigger-guard engraved en suite, spurred pommel with foliate cap, openwork escutcheon incised with a coat-of-arms, a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes and silver fore-end cap, and associated ramrod
27.0 cm; 10 5/8 in barrel

A miqulelet-lock by this maker is recorded in the 1888 collection catalogue of José Estruch. See Lavin 1965, p. 273. Comendador Francisco María de Rueda y Barrientos was leader of the Alcolea municipality in Seville.
£1500-2000
261.    **A RARE 16 BORE SPANISH PISTOL WITH FULMINATE LOCK ON THE FORSYTH PRINCIPLE, BY JOSE GUTIERREZ, SEVILLE, DATED 1824
with tapering barrel formed in two stages, chiselled girdle, inlaid with gold-lined decorative marks and the maker's punzón, engraved tang decorated with trophies-of-arms, signed border and scroll-engraved lock fitted with sliding magazine engraved with a running hound, 'Sevilla' and the date, the magazine operated by the hammer and joined by a bridle engraved with a pair of addorsed marine monsters, full stock, the butt cut with a chequered panel on each side, engraved iron mounts comprising flush-fitting side-plate decorated with foliage, trigger-guard with foliate terminal and trophies on the bow, pommel inset with a foliate plaque, and a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, and iron ramrod
12..2 cm; 4 3/4 in barrel £1200-1800
262.    A RARE .750 CALIBRE 1842 PATTERN PERCUSSION MUSKET FOR THE BANK OF ENGLAND, THE LOCK BY LACY & CO
with regulation barrel stamped 'Bank of England' over the breech and struck with London proof marks (light pitting), standing back-sight, border-engraved lock stamped 'Lacy & Co', full stock of regulation type, regulation brass mounts including butt-cap numbered '14' on the tang, iron sling swivels, and iron ramrod
99.4 cm; 39 1/8 in barrel

The first muskets were made for the defence of the Bank of England during the Chartist Riots of 1838 and a further purchase was made, including the present example, around 1846. Another musket of this type, numbered 8 on the butt plate, is preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds (inv. no. XII. 1623).



£1000-1200
263.    A .577/450 CALIBRE MARTINI HENRY MARK IV RIFLE, DATED 1886
of regulation type, with sighted barrel retained by two bands, fitted with back-sight calibrated to 1300 yards, dated action with 'VR' crowned on the right, full stock with regulation mounts, the butt impressed with Ordnance marks on the right, steel clearing rod, leather sling, with bayonet in its leather scabbard
82.5 cm; 32 1/2 in barrel £500-600
264.    A .577 CALIBRE SNIDER-ENFIELD THREE-BAND RIFLED MUSKET BY G. INGRAM, GLASGOW, CIRCA 1860
of regulation type, with sighted barrel fitted with ladder back-sight, stamped 'Ingram Glasgow' over the breech, signed lock, full stock, brass mounts and iron ramrod
93.0 cm; 36 5/8 in barrel

£300-400
265.    A .577 CALIBRE SNIDER ENFIELD TWO-BAND RIFLED CARBINE, DATED 1872
of regulation type, with sighted barrel, struck with proof and Ordnance marks on the left of the breech, ladder back-sight, bayonet bar, dated lock stamped with 'VR' crowned and 'L.S.A.' (firing pin and extractor defective), three-quarter stock dated on the right of the butt, brass mounts and iron ramrod
55.0 cm; 21 5/8 in barrel £400-600
266.    A .68 CALIBRE VICTORIAN PERCUSSION CARBINE FOR INDIAN EXCISE USE, THE LOCK DATED 1867
with sighted barrel retained by two iron bands, struck with Ordnance marks at the breech, regulation lock struck with 'VR' crowned, 'Enfield' and the dates 1858 and 1867, regulation stock, with brass mounts, the right-hand side of the butt inset with a brass rondel stamped 'Excise & Salt D. 32', and swivel ramrod
53.5 cm; 21 1/8 in barrel

£400-500
267.    A .577 CALIBRE ARTILLERY SHORT SNIDER ACTION RIFLED CARBINE, DATED 1859
of regulation specifications, with rifled barrel fitted with back-sight to 600 yards, the breech and action stamped with proof and Ordnance marks, dated lock with 'VR' crowned, full stock with Ordnance mark on the right of the butt, regulation brass mounts, including butt-plate stamped 'V/DN2', iron clearing rod, with a nipple protector, leather sling and bayonet with steel garrison type scabbard and leather frog
54.5 cm; 21 1/2 in barrel

£450-550
268.    A .577 CALIBRE VICTORIAN TWO-BAND CARBINE FOR THE EASTERN MARKET, MID-19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with sighted barrel, border-engraved lock struck with a tughra, full stock impressed 'ML308' on the right of the butt, brass mounts and iron ramrod
73.5 cm; 29 in barrel


£150-200
269.    A .73 CALIBRE PERCUSSION FIRST MODEL VICTORIA VOLUNTEER CARBINE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
of regulation type, with browned sighted barrel, border-engraved back-action lock stamped 'Warranted' full stock, brass mounts, iron saddle bar with ring and iron swivel ramrod
56.0 cm; 22 in barrel £500-700
270.    A .650 CALIBRE VICTORIAN FLINTLOCK YEOMANRY CARBINE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, DATED 1840
with tapering sighted barrel, dated lock with 'VR' crowned, 'Tower' and associated ring-neck cock, full stock of regulation type, regulation brass mounts, iron saddle bar with ring, and iron swivel ramrod
53.2 cm; 21 in barrel £500-700
271.    A .750 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK VOLUNTEER CARBINE, FIRST QUARTER THE 18TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with tapering sighted barrel struck with Ordnance mark over the breech, bevelled lock struck with 'GR' crowned, 'Tower, lock viewer's mark, the inside struck 'R&RS' and with 38 crowned, full stock (small repairs), regulation brass mounts and iron ramrod
71.8 cm; 28 3/8 in barrel
£300-400
272.    AN 8 BORE FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S FUSIL, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel fitted with silver fore-sight (rubbed), engraved grooved tang, associated regulation border-engraved lock with 'GR' crowned, full stock (the grip cracked through and repaired), carved with an apron moulding about the tang, brass mounts of livery type, including trigger-guard with acorn finial, solid side-plate, four ramrod-pipes, and vacant escutcheon (later ramrod)
99.2 cm; 39 in barrel £600-800
273.    A .750 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK INDIA PATTERN MUSKET, THE STOCK DATED 1830
of regulation type, with sighted barrel struck 'M1374' and with proof and Ordnance marks at the breech, regulation lock with 'GR' crowned' and 'Tower', full stock (chipped about the lock) stamped with the date and 'M1374' opposite the lock, regulation brass mounts including side-plate stamped en suite with the stock and iron ramrod
100.0 cm; 39 3/8 in barrel
£700-900
274.    A .750 CALIBRE FLINTLOCK INDIA PATTERN MUSKET, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with sighted barrel struck 'M1799' and with proof and Ordnance marks at the breech, regulation lock with 'GR' crowned and 'Tower' (worn), later full stock stamped with the date and 'M1374' opposite the lock, regulation brass mounts including side-plate stamped en suite with the stock, iron sling swivels and iron ramrod
100.0 cm; 39 3/8 in barrel £500-700
275.    AN 11 BORE FLINTLOCK MUSKET, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with tapering sighted barrel struck with London proof marks on the left of the breech, associated lock, full stock impressed 'Cutler & Son' on the right of the butt, brass mounts of regulation type and iron ramrod
71.7 cm; 28 1/4 in barrel £200-220
276.    A .750 CALIBRE INDIAN PATTERN FLINTLOCK MUSKET, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with tapering barrel, struck with ordnance marks, the letters 'GP' and moulded at the breech (pitted), lock with 'GR' crowned, 'Tower' and Ordnance mark (inoperative, worn, cleaned), full stock (cleaned), brass mounts and iron ramrod
99.2 cm; 39 1/8 in barrel
£600-800
277.    A COMPOSITE 14 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL WITH EAST INDIA COMPANY LOCK DATED 1815
with tapering barrel, border-engraved lock with East India rampant lion and the date on the tail, full stock, iron mounts (worn) and vacant white metal escutcheon
23.0 cm 9 1/8 in barrel
£180-200
278.    A .450 CALIBRE FRENCH MODEL 1866 NEEDLE-FIRE CHASSEPOT RIFLE AND A .700 CALIBRE FRENCH PERCUSSION MUSKET, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first of regulation type, with blackened barrel, action and bolt (lightly pitted), regulation stock, iron mounts and two sling swivels; the second probably the model of 1842, of regulation type, the barrel dated 1848 on the right of the breech, back-action lock, full stock, iron mounts and two sling swivels (oxidised throughout)
the first: 79.5 cm; 31 1/4 in barrel
(2) £400-600
279.    A .750 CALIBRE FRENCH MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MUSKET, LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1820
with sighted barrel struck with Liège proof mark over the breech, traces of an arsenal inscription on the tang, regulation lock with St Etienne Royal arsenal inscription, regulation full stock hollowed for the cheek on the left of the butt, regulation iron mounts and original iron ramrod
100.5 cm; 39 5/8 in barrel
£300-400
280.    A FRENCH .700 CALIBRE MODEL 1777 FLINTLOCK MUSKET
of regulation type,the barrel retained by two brass and one iron band, the tang and lock with traces of model designation and arsenal inscription respectively, full stock and regulation mounts, complete with its iron ramrod and bayonet (the iron parts pitted)
102.7 cm; 40 3/8 in barrel

£350-450
281.    A RARE 12-BORE D.B. NEEDHAM PATENT NEEDLE-FIRE SPORTING GUN BY JOSEPH NEEDHAM & CO, 26 PICCADILLY LONDON, NO 1051, CIRCA 1854-60
with rebrowned twist barrels signed in block capitals on the rib, signed scroll-engraved breech bolts each fitted with safety-catch and numbered inside and out, figured walnut half-stock (minor bruising), chequered grip and fore-end, finely engraved iron mounts including numbered trigger-guard decorated with a large hound on the bow, butt-cap with a pair of game birds on the tang, silver escutcheon engraved with the owner's initial, 'WD', horn fore-end cap, and the butt previously fitted with a pad on the left
83.9 cm; 33 in barrels

Joseph and William Needham traded as Joseph Needham & Co circa 1854-70. The present gun incorporates patent number 184 of 1852. £1500-2000
282.    A D.B. 13 BORE PIN-FIRE SHOTGUN BY GASQUOINE & DYSON, MANCHESTER, NO. 1563, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1865
with sighted barrels signed on the rib (rubbed, shortened in its working life), finely engraved rounded rotary underlever action engraved with scrollwork and a brace of pheasant on each side, finely engraved locks each decorated with scrolling foliage inhabited by a hound and signed on a scroll, engraved slender tang en suite, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip (rubbed) and horn butt-cap, in a lined and fitted case with trade label of Leech & Sons of Chelmsford
55.0 cm; 21 5/8 in barrels

£400-600
283.    A .600 CALIBRE PERCUSSION RIFLE BY J. MCCRIRICK, AYR, CIRCA 1840
with octagonal twist multi-groove rifled barrel (back-sight removed, light pitting), engraved breech with platinum line (nipple removed), engraved tang, signed engraved lock decorated with a reclining stag (hammer missing), figured walnut half-stock, iron butt-cap (trigger-guard and ramrod-pipes missing) and vacant silver escutcheon
81.2 cm; 32 in barrel

£300-500
284.    A CASED 14 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION BALL AND SHOTGUN BY PARKER, FIELD & SONS, 233 HOLBORN, LONDON, NO. 9139, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with browned twist sighted barrels signed on the rib, numbered and struck with proof marks beneath, case-hardened breeches engraved with a scroll on the top and fitted with platinum plugs, border-engraved back-action locks signed on a scroll, fitted with bolt safety-catches and scroll-engraved hammers, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved blued steel butt-plate and trigger-guard, the latter numbered, vacant escutcheon, and brass-tipped ramrod: in a fitted oak case lined in green baize, the lid with facsimile trade label, and with Heath patent copper powder-flask, leather shot-flask, turnscrew and oil bottle
60.0 cm; 23 5/8 in barrels £700-900
285.    A .750 CALIBRE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK GAME RIFLE SIGNED MANTON, DOVER STREET, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820
for the Indian market, with rebrowned twist sighted barrel signed over the breech, rifled with seven slender grooves, stamped with proof marks and the number '5279' beneath the breech, with Indian marks on the left, platinum lined vent, engraved breech tang, signed lock fitted with bevelled cock, semi-rainproof pan and roller (light pitting), figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, the butt with carved cheek-piece on the left and patch-box with hinged silver trap cover on the right (pitted), silver mounts including earlier style numbered trigger-guard with pineapple finial and engraved bow, butt-cap engraved en suite with the breech tang, ramrod-pipes, and fore-end cap and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
107 cm; 42 1/8 in barrel £1000-1200
286.    A 10 BORE FLINTLOCK WILDFOWLING GUN BY LEMMON, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in two stages, fitted with silver bead fore-sight and engraved with a linear panel over the breech (refreshed), signed stepped bevelled lock engraved with foliage, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, iron trigger-guard brass butt-plate, horn fore-end cap and three brass ramrod-pipes (the fourth missing), and wooden ramrod
151.8 cm; 59 3/4 in barrel
£500-700
287.    A D.B. PERCUSSION CAPE RIFLE BY JOSEPH BOURNE, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 3398, CIRCA 1865
with twist sighted barrels, the right 14 bore and smooth, the left 40 bore and rifled for belted ball, broad rib marked from '1' to '19' in inch increments, platinum plugs, fitted with folding leaf back-sight and signed over the breech, signed scroll-engraved locks, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved iron mounts including patchbox-cover decorated with a running stag and numbered trigger-guard (one barrel bolt head slightly chipped), vacant silver escutcheon, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
75.0 cm; 29 ½ in barrels
£1000-1500
288.    A 10 BORE FLINTLOCK VELDT RIFLE, THE LOCK SIGNED PARTRIDGE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830
with two-stage barrel rifled with nine grooves, fitted with silver 'spider' fore-sight (incomplete), and provision for a further fore-sight, chiselled girdle and standing back-sight (tang missing), signed border-engraved lock (cock missing) fitted with roller, figured walnut full stock (small cracks and chips), bobbejaanbout (Baboon thigh) butt with raised cheek-piece on the left, and brass mounts including trigger-guard and butt-plate (sideplate and ramrod missing)
116.4 cm; 45 3/4 in barrel
£250-350
289.    A .650 CALIBRE GERMAN FLINTLOCK JAEGER RIFLE, CIRCA 1750-80, POSSIBLY SAXON
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven narrow grooves, fitted with bayonet bar on the right of the muzzle, back-sight of two folding leaves, stepped bevelled lock stamped with a mark near the steel spring, probably 'ICRH', full stock, the butt with carved raised cheek-piece on the left and patchbox with sliding cover on the right, brass mounts of regulation type, iron ramrod with large button-shaped finial and two iron sling swivels
74.2 cm; 29 1/4 in barrel £600-800
290.    A 6 BORE PRUSSIAN MILITARY FLINTLOCK RAMPART GUN, MID-18TH CENTURY, THE STOCK WITH LATER HIGHLY DECORATED HORN VENEER
with heavy tapering sighted barrel formed in three stages and with a prominent lug beneath, regulation Potsdam stepped lock stamped 'S&D' for Splittgerber & Daum, full stock almost entirely covered in engraved cow horn plaques decorated with woodland scenes inhabited by mounted hunters in pursuit of stag, boar and exotic beasts including an elephant, giraffe, lion and a tiger, the butt decorated en suite (small chips and minor losses), iron mounts of military type including trigger-guard, side-plate and butt-plate, and iron ramrod, probably the original
125.0 cm; 49 1/4 in barrel

£800-1000
291.    A PERCUSSION RIFLE, THE BARREL BY THOMAS MONCK, ST JOHN'S ST., STAMFORD, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with signed octagonal sighted barrel rifled with three grooves, fitted with folding leaf back-sight (loose), flat lock with later scrollwork, half-stock (extensively cracked and repaired), chequered pistol grip and iron mounts (worn)
73.4 cm; 28 7/8 in barrel
£250-300
292.    A 20 BORE D.B. FRENCH PIN-FIRE SHOTGUN, LOMBEZ, CIRCA 1870
with twist sighted barrels, rounded rotary underlever action, signed border-engraved back-action locks (worn, signature unclear), half-stock carved with a stag's head in the round behind the grip, raised cheek-piece and iron mounts
78.3 cm; 30 7/8 in barrels

£100-150
293.    AN 18 BORE PERCUSSION SHOTGUN, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering sighted barrel, stamped 'J.L.P' and 'P' at the breech, recessed side-hammer action, walnut half-stock with separate fore-end and butt, and iron mounts
91.5 cm; 36 in barrel £100-150
294.    A .700 CALIBRE AUSTRIAN FLINTLOCK RIFLE BY IOH QUALEC IN WIENN, DATED 1720
with fine sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, the muzzle finely chiselled as a gaping monsterhead, the octagonal forward section signed and dated, tapering breech chiselled with a trellis design of foliage on a punched ground and fitted with a pair of low standing back-sights, tang engraved with a mask, bevelled lock chiselled with trophies-of-arms and scrolls on a punched ground, fitted with bevelled lock decorated with further scrolls, finely carved full stock moulded over the fore-end, decorated with scrolling foliage and scalloped designs behind the rear ramrod-pipe, ahead of the trigger-guard and about the tang, the butt carved en suite, with raised cheek-piece inlaid with an engraved star in contrasting panels of horn and bone, the rear portion carved with a trophy and scrolls, the latter issuant from a scaly dragon, the right fitted with matching carved sliding patchbox-cover, brass mounts comprising openwork side-plate decorated with scrolls, foliage, a monsterhead and a female profile, butt-plate decorated with a classical warrior beneath a canopy on the tang, escutcheon decorated with Diana the huntress, trigger-guard with elaborate scrollwork terminal and a mounted classical figure on the bow, rear ramrod-pipe en suite with the trigger-guard, two further faceted ramrod-pipes, and horn fore-end cap (later ramrod)
90.0 cm; 35 1/2 in barrel

Johann Karl Qualleck of Vienna is recorded 19th April 1722. See Schedelmann 1944, p. 52. £2000-2500
295.    A 14 BORE D.B. BELGIAN PIN-FIRE SHOTGUN BY E. BERNARD, LIÈGE PROOF, NO. 9556, CIRCA 1855
with twist sighted barrels, signed in gold on the rib (losses), signed and numbered beneath, rounded rotary under-lever action engraved with C-scrolls and vine foliage, back-action locks en suite, half-stock, and chequered grip (worn)
75.5 cm; 29 3/4 in barrels £150-200
296.    A 34 BORE D.B. FRENCH PERCUSSION SHOTGUN, ST ETIENNE PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
with sighted barrels (pitted), back-action locks engraved with vine foliage, engraved brass mounts, and brass-tipped ramrod with iron worm
80.5 cm; 31 3/4 in barrels
£150-200
297.    A WESTPHALIAN .400 CALIBRE PERCUSSION RIFLE BY G.CAMPHAUSEN IN CREFELD, NO. 351, MID-19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel rifled with four grooves, fitted with folding back-sight (fore-sight removed), signed scroll-engraved stepped flush-fitting lock, double set trigger, full stock (fore-end replaced), chequered grip, the butt with raised cheek-piece on the left and engraved iron trap-cover on the right (worn), engraved German silver mounts comprising small scrolling side-plate and trigger-guard, the latter decorated with a bird-of-prey and with iron terminal, butt-plate, and two ramrod-pipes and horn-tipped ramrod
70.0 cm; 27 1/2 in barrel
£400-600
298.    A BLUNDERBUSS, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with brass barrel formed in three stages, flaring towards the muzzle, stamped with the barrelsmith's, London view and proof marks over the breech, iron tang, associated lock (incomplete), full stock (cracked) and brass mounts
46.0 cm; 18 1/8 in barrel
£300-500
299.    A .36 CALIBRE SIX-SHOT COLT MARTIALLY MARKED MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 56926 FOR 1856
of standard production specifications, with octagonal sighted barrel with one line New York address, numbered cylinder with traces of engraving, iron frame stamped 'Colt's US Patent' on the left, iron trigger-guard and back-strap, the latter extending beneath the butt and stamped 'U.S.N.' 'J.L.H.', and the rammer numbered 7406
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in barrel
£1500-2000
300.    A .44 CALIBRE DECORATED REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 116547, CIRCA 1860
of standard production specifications, with blued octagonal sighted 8 in barrel stamped with three line address and patent details within a scrollwork frame, engraved with further scrolls on a punched ground around the muzzle, the breech and the frame, blued cylinder decorated en suite, polished walnut grips with traces of inspector's stamp on the left (one small repair), blued back-strap and brass trigger-guard each decorated en suite, the later stamped with 'J' inspector's mark, and much original finish throughout
37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in barrel

£1500-2000
301.    A CASED .31 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 149379 FOR 1858
of standard production specifications, with 4 in octagonal barrel with two-line New York address, case-hardened frame stamped 'Colt's Patent on the left', cylinder with much stage coach scene, silver-plated trigger-guard and back-strap, matching numbers throughout and much original finish: in its fitted mahogany case relined in plum velvet, complete with powder-flask and bullet mould
25.0 cm; 9 7/8 in overall




£2500-3000
302.    A .44 CALIBRE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 13653, CIRCA 1855
of standard production specifications, with 7 1/2 in two-stage barrel with traces of early finish and silver blade fore-sight, single line New York address, frame with traces of early finish and stamped 'Colt's patent' on the left, cylinder with largely clear Indian fighting scene, walnut grips with some early varnished finish, brass trigger-guard and back-strap with no visible plating, and matching numbers throughout, with brass collection tag 287 and 'WH' on the respective faces
38.0 cm; 15 in overall

Provenance
Will Hoffield Collection, 1962 £3000-4000
303.    A .44 CALIBRE COLT 2ND MODEL DRAGOON SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 10112, CIRCA 1850-1
of standard production specifications, with 7 1/2 in two-stage barrel with traces of early finish and silver blade fore-sight, single line New York address, stamped 'New Hampshire' on the left of the lug, frame with traces of early finish and stamped 'Colt's Patent US' on the left, cylinder with traces of Indian fighting scene, walnut grips with traces of finish, square back brass trigger-guard and back-strap with no visible plating, and matching numbers throughout
38.0 cm; 15 in overall

Only a few hundred specimens of this model are recorded with New Hampshire markings, see Wilson 1971, p. 90.
£4000-6000
304.    A .44 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 12746 FOR 1861
of standard production specifications, with 8 in round barrel stamped 'Address Col. Saml. Colt New York U.S. America' with much blued finish, silver blade fore-sight, case-hardened frame, case-hardened back-strap, walnut grips with inspectors stamps, and brass trigger-guard with no visible plating, matching numbers throughout, the remaining finish original
37.2 cm; 14 5/8 in barrel £1000-1200
305.    A .44 CALIBRE DECORATED REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 10170, CIRCA 1860
of standard production specifications, with blued octagonal sighted 8 in barrel stamped with three line address and patent details, later ramped fore-sight and back-sight, blued frame, blued cylinder, walnut grips, blued back-strap and brass trigger-guard, and much original finish throughout
37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in barrel


£800-1200
306.    A CASED 54 BORE TRANTER PATENT FIRST MODEL SELF-COCKING FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY JOHN BLANCH & SON, GRACE CHURCH STREET, LONDON, NO. 7611, CIRCA 1865
with blued sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, signed on the top-strap within a scrollwork frame, scroll and border-engraved numbered frame, fitted with safety-catch, blued arbor pin and blued patent rammer, blued patent double trigger, and chequered butt with scroll-engraved iron cap: in a relined and fitted oak case with facsimile trade label of John Blanch & Son and accessories including Tranter's patent bullet mould numbered 7611, and copper powder-flask by M. Marsh, Sheffield
15.5 cm; 6 1/8 in barrel £1000-1200
307.    A CASED 54 BORE TRANTER PATENT FIRST MODEL SELF-COCKING FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY DEANE & SON 30 KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON BRIDGE, NO. 7088T, CIRCA 1860
with sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, signed on the top-strap within a scrollwork frame, scroll and border-engraved numbered frame, fitted with safety-catch, arbor pin and patent rammer, patent double trigger, and chequered butt with scroll-engraved iron cap: in a relined and fitted mahogany case with facsimile trade label of Deane and Son and accessories including bullet mould and powder-flask
15.5 cm; 6 1/8 in barrel
£800-1200
308.    A CASED 54 BORE ADAMS PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY ROBERT ADAMS, 76 KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON EC, NO. 100,061, CIRCA 1858-65
with sighted barrel signed within a linear frame on the top-strap, border-engraved frame signed and numbered on the right, fitted with safety-catch and rammer, numbered cylinder en suite with the frame, finely chequered walnut butt, iron trigger-guard and butt-cap: in a later lined and fitted case with facsimile trade label, complete with copper powder-flask by G. & W Hawksley and rammer
15.3 cm; 6 in barrel

£700-900
309.    A .41 CALIBRE RIM-FIRE TRANTER PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER RETAILED BY COGSWELL AND HARRISON, 224 STRAND, LONDON, NO. 7297, CIRCA 1870
with blued sighted barrel with retailer's address along the flat (pitting), scroll-engraved stepped frame grooved for sighting on the top and stamped with the serial number on the left, fitted with recoil shield on the left and loading-gate on the right, chequered walnut butt, and engraved steel trigger-guard and butt-cap, the latter with screw-in clearing rod
10.8 cm; 4 1/4 in barrel

£400-500
310.    A 80 BORE TRANTER PATENT SECOND MODEL DOUBLE ACTION FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY J. W. EDGE, MANCHESTER, NO. 19155T, CIRCA 1860
with sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, signed by the retailer on the top-strap within a scrollwork frame, scroll and border-engraved numbered frame, fitted with safety-catch (incomplete) and blued patent rammer (arbor pin replaced, trigger return spring inoperative), and chequered butt with scroll-engraved iron cap (trigger-guard missing)
11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in barrel £400-500
311.    ˜A THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A FINE CASED PAIR OF 16 BORE PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOLS BY WESTLEY RICHARDS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 189, 1840
with browned twist octagonal barrels signed 'Westley Richards 170 New Bond Sᵀ? London' on the top flats, fitted with brass bead foresights, struck with proof marks and the serial numbers beneath, scroll-engraved case-hardened numbered breeches with platinum lines and pierced platinum plugs, scroll-engraved case-hardened breech tangs incorporating grooved back-sights, border and foliate scroll-engraved flush-fitting signed case-hardened locks fitted with engraved bolt safety-catches, engraved case-hardened hammers en suite, highly figured varnished walnut full stocks with chequered grips, border and foliate scroll-engraved blued trigger-guards engraved with the serial number "189" on the straps, blued triggers and blued trigger-plates, vacant rectangular silver escutcheons, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, blued barrel bolts, ramrod stirrups and pipes with some blued finish, swivel ramrods, each in very good, probably unfired, condition: in original fitted mahogany case lined in green baize (light wear), the lid fitted with shaped flush-fitting rectangular brass escutcheon incorporating carrying handle, and closed by side catches, the interior with Westley Richards trade label (small indentations), lightly inscribed '189' and 'Year 1840' in pencil on the inside of the lid border, complete with accessories including German silver three-way flask by James Dixon & Sons, oil bottle by the same, 17 bore blued steel bullet mould stamped 'Westley Richards London', 'No. 17' and 'WD' for William Davis, associated turnscrew with ebony handle, and ebony cleaning and loading rod with round horn knob and worm, and some patches and balls
23.0 cm; 9 in barrels

Provenance
Peter Wainwright Collection

These pistols are sold together with an Authentication Certificate from Westley Richards, a copy of The Company's letter to the owner recording that 189 were 'entered into our ledgers as a pair of 16g Holster pistols. The pistols had 9" barrels and were completed for stock on November 30th 1840', and a copy of the relevant extract from The Company's ledgers.

Westley Richards traded at 170 New Bond Street from 1815 until 1917, with William Bishop, 'The Bishop of Bond Street', as their agent from 1815-71. The present pistols were made in the same year that Westley Richards were awarded a Royal Warrant as Gunmakers to Prince Albert.

£5000-8000
312.    A 40 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY W. PARKER, HOLBORN, NO, 7095, CIRCA 1835-40
with blued turn-off barrel, scroll-engraved brass box-lock action signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, fitted with engraved blued top-mounted safety-catch, folding trigger, finely chequered walnut butt enclosed with a slender brass band around the base and fitted with a vacant escutcheon
5.3 cm; 2 1/8 in barrel


£200-300
313.    A 54 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY WALLIS, BIRMINGHAM HALMARKS, 1786
with turn-off cannon barrel, border-engraved action signed on the left and decorated with foliage on the right, swelling walnut butt profusely inlaid with silver wire (small losses), silver pear-shaped butt-cap, and sliding iron trigger-guard safety-catch engraved with a garland (defective)
9.0 cm; 3 1/2 in barrel
£150-200
314.    A 50 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL SIGNED RONNY AND GRANGER AND ANOTHER, 50 BORE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first with signed octagonal barrel engraved with foliage around the muzzle, foliate engraved box-lock action, thumb-piece safety-catch, flat-sided walnut butt, and vacant German silver escutcheon; the second with turn-off barrel, engraved box-lock action and flat-sided walnut butt and engraved iron trigger-guard
the first: 7.7 cm; 3 in barrel
(2) £150-200
315.    A 40 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL BY MANALT OLLERTON, CIRCA 1840 AND AN 80 BORE CONTINENTAL D.B. PERCUSSION PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first with turn-off barrel engraved around the muzzle, box-lock action engraved with trophies-of-arms, signed on the left and inscribed 'Ollerton' on the right, fitted with blued folding trigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, finely chequered walnut butt (rubbed), copper butt-cap cast and chased with a lion mask, and vacant silver escutcheon; the second with octagonal barrels, engraved action and tang, rounded butt and broad trigger-guard
the first: 3.8 cm; 1 1/2 in barrel
(2) £200-250
316.    A CASED PAIR OF 200 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARK, MID-19TH CENTURY
with blued turn-off barrel formed in two stages, one stamped '26' at the breech, blued rounded actions, one struck with Birmingham proof mark, fitted with bar hammers each stamped 'Patented April 16. 1845' (one action inoperative and ivory butts engraved RGD on each side (worn): in lined and fitted mahogany case with ivory powder-flask and turnscrew
5.2 cm; 2 1/8 in barrels
£500-600
317.    A 25 BORE PERCUSSION PISTOL, THE LOCK DATED 1869
with browned barrel fitted with stirrup ramrod, lock stamped with 'EIC', a broad arrow, crown, 'Birmingham', the date and '14', full stock, and brass mounts
20.5 cm; 8in barrel £250-300
318.    A 13 BORE PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL BY WILKINSON, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with browned sighted barrel fitted with standing back-sight and inscribed 'London' over the breech, case-hardened breech, border-engraved case-hardened tang, border-engraved lock signed 'Wilkinson', figured walnut full stock, border-engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard, butt-cap with trap and stirrup ramrod, white metal escutcheon and horn fore-end cap
21.8 cm; 8 5/8 in barrel


£250-350
319.    A 34 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL AND A 48 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
the first with octagonal sighted barrel engraved at the muzzle, scroll-engraved tang incorporating adjustable back-sight, scroll-engraved side-hammer action (screw replaced), rounded angular walnut butt, scroll-engraved trigger-guard, stirrup ramrod and German silver escutcheon engraved with the owner's initials 'JR', the second with octagonal sighted barrel, side hammer action, swelling chequered walnut butt inset with a German silver panel on the base, engraved trigger-guard and vacant German silver escutcheon
the first: 10.2 cm; 45 in barrel
(2)

£250-350
320.    A 60 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL AND A 40 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
each with turn-off barrel, the first with scroll-engraved brass box-lock action, flat-sided walnut butt, engraved iron trigger-guard and vacant white metal escutcheon; the second with scroll-engraved action (folding trigger missing), and flat-sided walnut butt
the first: 6.2 cm; 2 1/2 in barrel
(2)
£140-200
321.    A 40 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL SIGNED W. PARKER, HOLBORN, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830-40
with turn-off barrel engraved with foliage around the muzzle, box-lock action engraved with trophy-of-arms carrying ovals signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, fitted with folding trigger and top-mounted safety catch also locking the steel, flat-sided walnut butt cut with a fine pattern of chequering over the spine and vacant silver escutcheon
4.0 cm; 1 1/2 in barrel
£300-400
322.    AN 80 BORE FOUR-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK TAP-ACTION PISTOL BY TWIGG, LONDON, CIRCA 1780
with turn-off numbered barrels each cut for a key at the muzzle, border-engraved breeches numbered en suite, box-lock action engraved with a trophy-of-arms on each side, the left carrying a signed oval and fitted with tap-lever, border-engraved tang, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, flat-sided figured walnut butt, iron trigger-guard engraved with a diamond-shaped panel on the bow, and silver shield-shaped escutcheon engraved with the owner's initials 'JH' (engraving rubbed)
7.7 cm; 3 in barrels

£2000-2500
323.    A PAIR OF 45 BORE CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with tapering octagonal brass barrels moulded at the muzzles, box-lock actions engraved with symmetrical designs of foliage on each face, fitted with top-mounted safety-catches also locking the steels, walnut butts cut with panels of fine chequering and inlaid with silver wire stars within diamond-shaped frames on each face, further silver wire inlay on the spines and iron trigger-guards each engraved with a star
7.0 cm; 2 ¾ in barrels
£350-400
324.    A 120 BORE D.B. LIÈGOIS FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with turn-off cannon barrels, box-lock actions engraved with trophies-of-arms, inscribed 'Seglas' on the right and inscribed 'London' on the left, border-engraved tang, slightly bulbous butt engraved with border ornament and sprays of foliage (rubbed, and broad border-engraved trigger-guard
2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in barrels
£500-700
325.    A 22 BORE AUSTRIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY ANTON PELL, CIRCA 1780
with octagonal barrel formed in two stages, fitted with silver 'Spider' fore-sight (rubbed), engraved tang numbered '1', bevelled lock perviously fitted with safety-catch (missing), full stock carved with foliage about the tang (rubbed, fore-end chipped), and brass mounts including solid side-plate, trigger-guard with finial of shaped outline (incomplete) and spurred pommel
19.8 cm; 7 3/4 in barrel
£200-250
326.    A CONTINENTAL COMBINED HUNTING SWORD AND 130 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY LIÈGE
with tapering blade double-edged for the last quarter, etched with a boar and a stag each pursued by a hound on the respective faces (rubbed), fitted at the forte with a brass two-stage barrel numbered '1' on the right, brass hilt cast in low relief and with some early gilding, comprising shell-guard decorated with a trophy-of-arms concealing the flintlock mechanism, short quillon, knuckle-guard and quillon-block decorated with classical figures, cap pommel decorated with a monsterhead, and staghorn grip
57.3 cm; 22 1/2 in blade

£800-1200
327.    A 50 BORE D.B. CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL, SIGNED FERMER LONDON, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering brass barrels, stamped in imitation of proof marks beneath the breeches, engraved box-lock action inscribed 'Fermer' on the right and inscribed 'London' on the left, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, swelling walnut butt, and broad iron trigger-guard with engraved borders and iron ramrod
9.5 cm; 3 3/4 in barrels

£300-400
328.    A COMPOSITE 50 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel, flat lock, walnut full stock, and brass trigger-guard
12.0 cm; 4 3/4 in barrel
£220-250
329.    A 54 BORE BELGIAN PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, LIÈGE PROOF, MID-19TH CENTURY AND A D.B. 18 BORE PERCUSSION HOLSTER PISTOL SIGNED MANTON
the first with brass barrel moulded at the muzzle (action incomplete) and walnut butt; the second with heavy sighted barrels stamped 'London', back-action locks, figured walnut three-quarter stock and iron mounts
the first: 7.0 cm; 2 ¾ in barrel
(2)
£100-150
330.    AN 18 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, LONDON, CIRCA 1800
with reblued sighted barrel formed in two stages and stamped 'London' over the breech, stepped lock engraved with foliage and with traces of a signature, later full stock, and gilt-brass mounts, probably Central European, cast with flowers and foliage in low relief, including solid side-plate, spurred pommel and trigger-guard with foliate terminal
30.5 cm; 12 in barrel £150-200
331.    A 32 BORE DUTCH WHEEL-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, MID-17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY MAASTRICHT
with long slender tapering barrel stamped '303' on the right of the breech and struck with a further mark, probably CMG beneath, slender tang, bevelled lock retained by two side nails, fitted with external wheel, sliding pan-cover with button release and moulded dog, blackened hardwood full stock (the fore-end and grip expertly repaired, the latter previously cracked through), white metal mounts comprising later small trigger-guard, a band enclosing the pommel, a single moulded ramrod-pipe, fore-end cap, and silver-mounted wooden ramrod
50.5 cm; 19 7/8 in

Provenance
Sotheby's New York, 26th May 1992, lot 464
The Morton and Angela Stern Collection, New York £3000-4000
332.    A 22 BORE NORTH EUROPEAN WHEEL-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, CIRCA 1660
with tapering barrel formed in three stages, slender tang, rounded lock retained by three side nails and struck with a mark (Neue Støckel 4371), fitted with external wheel and sliding pan-cover with button release, figured hardwood full stock carved with a raised moulding enclosed by a band of scale ornament about the tang, impressed '12' opposite the lock, iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with foliate terminals, spurred butt-cap finely engraved with border ornament, warrior head profiles and a flowerhead, a pair of ramrod-pipes and associated iron-tipped ramrod (small areas of light pitting)
44.0 cm; 17 3/8 in barrel

The mark is that of Philippe Sellier, recorded as a gunmaker and dealer in Liège circa 1676-1740. £3000-4000
333.    A PAIR OF 32 BORE ROMAN-LOCK TRAVELLING PISTOLS, CIRCA 1780, PROBABLY NAPLES
each with reblued tapering barrel formed in two stages, stamped with three gold-lined fleur-de-lys marks over the breech, engraved lock fitted with dog safety-catch, figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls and foliage in low relief, gilt-brass mounts comprising pierced strapwork side-plate, moulded trigger-guard with acanthus finial, spurred pommel a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, a slender band for the fore-end cap and brass-tipped ramrod with iron worm
12.7 cm; 5 in barrels
(2)

£1500-2000
334.    AN 80 BORE NORTH ITALIAN ROMAN-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in four stages, engraved with panels of foliage and reeded over the second and third sections respectively, inlaid with a brass line at the breech, engraved tang, bevelled lock signed 'PAP' (Neue Støckel 4226) on the inside and engraved with scrolling foliage and a grotesque on the outside, figured walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end (the forward portion replaced), and about the tang, engraved iron mounts (areas of pitting) comprising trigger-guard decorated with a warrior profile on the bow and with foliate terminal, openwork side-plate decorated with foliage (cracked), spurred pommel decorated with foliage and fitted with a brass profile bust cap, crowned openwork escutcheon, and a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, and iron-tipped wooden ramrod, perhaps the original
27.8 cm; 11 on barrel
£700-1000
335.    AN 11 BORE CENTRAL ITALIAN ROMAN-LOCK CARBINE, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in three stages, moulded at the muzzle and octagonal over the breech, plain tang, rounded lock with characteristic external spring incorporating a delicately filed finial engaging the toe of the cock, full stock moulded over the fore-end, about the tang and carved with foliage about the ramrod aperture, folding faceted butt released by an iron stud behind the tang, the pommel carved with a radiating pattern of pairs of incised lines, iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with acanthus finial, belt hook, moulded ramrod-pipe and fore-end cap, and iron-tipped ramrod, perhaps the original
35.0 cm; 13 3/4 in barrel

Provenance
Baron Armand van Zuylen (1838-96), sold Sotheby's 1st April 1980, lot 61 £2000-2500
336.    A FINE 18 BORE CENTRAL EUROPEAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE, LATE 17TH CENTURY, AUSTRIAN OR BOHEMIAN
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, inlaid with brass lines about the fore-and back-sights, the breech inlaid with further brass scrolls and with a portrait bust, engraved breech tang, engraved lock decorated with a reclining classical warrior on an elaborate trophy-of-arms, fitted with internal wheel with low circular cover decorated with a garland of flowers, pierced dog and dog-spring bridle each decorated with a gaping serpent, sliding pan-cover and flash-guard, double set trigger, full stock moulded over the fore-end and finely carved with shell ornament and flowers about the tang (small cracks, losses and minor repairs), the stock profusely inlaid with engraved staghorn plaques enriched with leafy tendrils and pellets, a small oval plaque decorated with a trophy-of-music opposite the lock, the butt carved and inlaid en suite, with an oval filled with a further trophy-of-arms and a classical warrior on the cheek-piece, a further trophy enclosing the initials 'CT' above the patchbox, and the latter with sliding cover decorated with a central burrwood panel and trophies of music at each end, engraved iron trigger-guard shaped for the fingers and with leafy terminals, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipes and fore-end cap, horn butt-cap and early ramrod
75.0 cm; 29 1/2 in barrel

Provenance
Baron Armand van Zuylen (1838-96), sold Sotheby's 1st April 1980, lot 42
£5000-7000
337.    A 20 BORE BAVARIAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY I. G. DAX IN MUNCHEN, CIRCA 1730
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with eight grooves, engraved with a spray of foliage over the breech and the tang, finely engraved signed flat lock decorated with a pair of hawking scenes in a woodland within a scrollwork frame, fitted with internal wheel, sliding pan-cover, dog decorated en suite with the lock and dog-spring bridle with a further bird-of-prey, full stock moulded over the fore-end and inlaid with staghorn scrolls over the butt, decorated on the left with a pair of fronds enclosing a vacant mother-of-pearl oval (cracked) and with patchbox with associated sliding cover on the right, the latter veneered in staghorn engraved with stag hunting scenes (rubbed), the butt with an early extension decorated en suite (one plaque missing), staghorn butt-cap, engraved brass trigger-plate stamped 'AW', early iron trigger-guard a pair of engraved staghorn ramrod-pipes, and engraved staghorn fore-end cap (later ramrod)
80.5 cm; 31 3/4 in barrel

Provenance
Baron Armand van Zuylen (1838-96), sold Sotheby's 1st April 1980, lot 43

Johan Georg Dax is recorded in Munich circa 1714-43. He employed the engraver Johann Christoph Stengl (recorded 1690-1740) who was probably responsible for the decoration of the lock on the present gun. Another wheel-lock gun with a finely engraved lock signed I.C.Stenglin in Munich is preserved in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, inv. no. W.1865. See Schalkhauser 1988, pp. 86-7. £5000-7000
338.    A FINE 16 BORE SPANISH D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY PEDRO BERGARA EN EIBAR, DATED 1851
with browned sighted barrels encrusted with gold foliage about the gold bead fore-sight, signed and dated in gold and encrusted with foliage and flowers inhabited by exotic birds and hounds over the breech, chiselled with a bird and monsterhead scrolls about the percussion bolsters and stamped with the letters 'IA' beneath, chiselled with a seated male figure and an exotic bird against a gilt ground on the tang, chiselled back-action locks decorated en suite with the tang, the triggers set by a knurled rectangular button behind the trigger-guard, highly figured walnut half-stock profusely inlaid with silver wire scrolls and plaquettes, including birds feeding on flowers, issuant monsterhead scrolls and leafy tendrils, chiselled and gilt iron mounts all decorated en suite with the tang and the locks, including trigger-guard, butt-plate with tang and rear ramrod-pipe, silver shield-shaped escutcheon and a further round escutcheon beneath each engraved 'Po. Bea.', two plain ramrod-pipes, and associated wooden ramrod
85.0 cm; 33 1/2 in barrels

Three gunmakers from the Bergara (or Vergara) family are recorded in Eibar circa 1762-1825. See Larrañaga 1984, p. 146. £2000-3000
339.    A 18 BORE DETACHED BARREL FROM A SPANISH FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY JUAN SANTOS EN MADRID, DATED 1742
formed in four stages, fitted with brass fore-sight, chiselled girdle, polygonal median, signed and dated in gold letters over the breech and with the barrelsmiths stamps (the stamps missing their gold lining, extensively pitted)
106.2 cm; 41 3/4 in barrel
£400-600
340.    A CASED PAIR OF 20 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY JAMES (1) BARBAR, LONDON, 1758, MAKER'S MARK OF JEREMIAH ASHLEY
with swamped barrels fitted with moulded silver fore-sights, the breeches finely chiselled and gilt with rococo ornament and signed within a border-engraved frame ahead of a shell, struck with London view and proof marks and the barrelsmith's mark, the letters IB beneath a mullet, on the left, gold-lined vents, finely engraved grooved tangs, stepped locks of circa 1830 signed 'Wheeler', fitted with rainproof pans, 'French' cocks, rollers and bolt safety-catches, decorated with bouquets and sunbursts, figured walnut full stocks profusley inlaid with silver wire scrolls over their entire surface (small losses), finely carved with delicate leafy tendrils and a shell about the tangs, full silver mounts cast and chased with rococo designs in low relief, comprising openwork sideplates involving large flowerheads, tendrils and a central shell, trigger-guards with shell terminals beneath a flowerhead canopy, each with a large rococo flowerhead on a punched ground on the bow, engraved spurred pommels with grotesque mask caps, escutcheons engraved wih the owner's crest, a pair of ramrod-pipes, and silver-tipped ramrods with iron worms, probably the original: in early fitted mahogany case lined in green baize (light wear, compartment lids replaced, one small chip), complete with some accessories including red leather-covered three-way flask, bullet mould and rammer, together with two modern detached flintlocks inscribed 'Barbar', the trigger-guards each engraved 368-20-4414
28.2 cm; 11 1/8 in barrels

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 79

James Barbar, son of Lewis Barbar, presented his mark (cited above) on the death of the latter in 1740. He became Gentleman Armourer to George II in 1741, a post he held until 1762, and was Furbisher at Hampton Court until 1767.

The crest is that of Morrice. £10000-15000
341.    A PAIR OF 80 BORE OVER-AND-UNDER FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK TAP-ACTION POCKET PISTOLS SIGNED RIVIERE, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820
with turn-off barrels stamped 0-3 respectively, brass actions numbered en suite, engraved with trophy-of-arms ovals signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, fitted with tap levers on the left, and engraved sliding thumb-piece safety-catches also locking the steels, figured walnut bag-shaped butts, iron trigger-guards engraved with a star, and each with red painted inventory number '325'
3.7 cm; 1 1/2 in barrels

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 19. £1800-2200
342.    A 50 BORE OVER-AND-UNDER FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK TAP-ACTION PISTOL BY KETLAND & CO, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1790
with turn-off barrels stamped '1' and '2' respectively, engraved action signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right each beneath a swag, fitted with associated tap lever on the left, and sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, flat-sided figured walnut butt cut with chequering over the spine, iron trigger-guard engraved with a rococo flower (rubbed), and with red painted inventory number '406'
7.5 cm; 3 in barrels

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 64 £400-600
343.    A PAIR OF 20 BORE FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOLS BY SAMUEL LOVE, LONDON, CIRCA 1700
with rebrowned barrels formed in two stages, struck with London view and proof marks, the barrelsmith's mark and signed over the breeches, engraved tangs, signed rounded locks engraved with strawberry foliage (restorations), full stocks, carved with mouldings over the fore-ends and about the tangs, brass mounts comprising scrolling side-plates with monsterhead finials, trigger-guards with foliate terminals and foliage on the bows, spurred pommels, fitted with grotesque mask caps, vacant foliate escutcheons, and a pair of ramrod-pipes, and brass tipped ramrods, each with red painted inventory number '408'
20.5 cm; 8 in barrels
(2)

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 47 £2500-3000
344.    A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL BY JAMES YATES, CIRCA 1700
with brass barrel formed in four stages divided by raised mouldings, octagonal then polygonal breech engraved with strawberry foliage, signed on the top flat and struck with the London view and proof marks and the maker's marks, engraved iron tang, signed rounded lock engraved en suite with the breech, elmwood full stock (repairs), engraved openwork brass side-pale decorated with scrolling tendrils, spurred iron pommel, and brass trigger-guard engraved with a leafy scroll on the bow and with foliate terminals
16.5 cm; 6 1/2 in barrel

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 15

James Yates, a former apprentice of John Huff in the Blacksmiths Company, was made Free of the Gunmakers Company by redemption 1678, submitted his proof piece 1680 and is last recorded 1707. £1200-1800
345.    AN 18 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY RICHARD (1) WILSON, LONDON, 1745, MAKERS MARK JA
with tapering brass barrel engraved with a linear panel drawn-out to a rococo shell, inscribed 'London, and struck with London view and proof marks and the barrelsmith's mark, engraved iron tang, signed rounded lock decorated with border ornament and scrolls (top-jaw and steel replaced), full stock, silver mounts comprising trophy-of-arms side-plate, trigger-guard with acanthus finial, grotesque mask butt-cap, vacant rococo escutcheon and two moulded ramrod-pipes, and associated silver-tipped wooden ramrod
19.8 cm; 7 7/8 in barrel

The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 66. £700-900
346.    A RARE PAIR OF 20 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS WITH SILVER-MOUNTED BRASS POMMELS BY JAMES SPENCER, CIRCA 1690
with swamped barrels formed in three stages, engraved with a spray of strawberry foliage in place of the fore-sights, the breeches signed and engraved with a symmetrical panel of strawberry foliage beneath, stamped on the left with London view and proof and the barrelsmtihs marks, signed locks engraved with strawberry foliage, cocks engraved en suite, rootwood full stocks carved with mouldings about the rear ramrod-pipes and the tangs (one fore-end replaced ahead of the rear ramrod-pipe, the other with a small repair), iron openwork side-plates formed as scrolling foliage with monsterhead terminals, engraved moulded trigger-guards with foliate terminals, engraved escutcheons decorated with strawberry foliage, and brass pommels encased in silver chased with an alternating arrangement of reclining figures and portrait masks beneath a frieze of putti heads (the engraving and pommels rubbed),and later ramrods, each with red painted inventory number '439'
28.2 cm; 11 1/8 in barrels
(2)

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 80

James Spencer apprenticed to Thomas Towle, turned over to John Tarles in 1678 and became free of the Gunmakers Company on 15th April 1686. After two years as a journeyman he opened his business in the parish of St Botolph in 1689. He was gunmaker to the Ordnance 1689-98, dying the following year in 1699. See Neal & Back 1984, pp. 204-5.

The treatment of the pommels is notably unusual. A pistol by Godfrey Taylor with a pommel involving a similar decorative scheme is discussed by Weaver and Godwin 2018, pp. 114-125. £6000-8000
347.    A PAIR OF 18 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF BELT PISTOLS BY WILLIAM (1) TURVEY, LONDINI, CIRCA 1720
with cannon barrels moulded at the muzzles, engraved separate tangs, signed rounded actions struck beneath the trigger-guards with London view and proof marks and the barrelsmith's marks, figured walnut butts carved with a raised foliate moulding about the tangs, cast and chased silver pommels each formed as a lionhead with long foliate mane, foliate escutcheons engraved with the owner's crest (rubbed, probably a baton clasped by an outstretched forearm), and moulded iron trigger-guards, each with red painted inventory number '380'
12.0 cm; 4 3/4 in barrels
(2)

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 69 £3000-3500
348.    A RARE PAIR OF WATERS PATENT FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK PISTOLS BY WATERS & CO, PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, NOS. 298 AND 299, CIRCA 1780
with brass barrels and actions formed in one piece, the former in three stages, moulded muzzles, carrying ramrods on the left, fitted with patent spring bayonets beneath the barrels, border-engraved actions signed on the right, inscribed 'Patent' and numbered on the left, fitted with iron sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, border-engraved tangs, figured swelling walnut butts, engraved iron trigger-guards with moulded edges and sliding for bayonet release, brass grotesque mask butt-caps, and vacant silver escutcheons
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in barrels
(2)

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 50

John Waters (1766-88) was granted British patent no. 1284 on 9 March 1781 for attaching bayonets to pistols. He has been credited with the invention of the spring bayonet though this was contested, unsuccessfully, by William Grice. Another pair of pistols built on this patent, numbered 232 and 233 were sold in these rooms, 7th December 2017, lot 277. See Neal & Back p. 123, plate 500. £2500-4000